Four Years Have Passed and Everything is Great - No Evidence of New Disease - Metastatic Melanoma Survivor
I just wanted to give a quick update since there are many that may not have heard anything since our last post about Erica's health. Her last check up was this past January and all results were clear. There has been nothing detected since her surgeries in early 2010. She is now on a schedule for a full check up once a year with seeing her dermatologist once in between. After 5 years from diagnosis she will be considered clinically cancer free, although she will continue to have screenings annually forever.
Erica was amazing how she was able to pick up after the scare, graduate college, and just finished her 3rd year of teaching elementary school. She feels great, drags me to the gym, and has a very bright outlook on life. Our boys are now 8 and 11 and will be going into 3rd and 6th grades. They get to ride to work/school with mom each day and they love it!
Thank you again for all your love and support through a scary time in our lives! It seems like a week doesn't go by anymore without hearing of someone impacted by cancer. We are HUGE advocates of sunscreen and eating healthy. I guess that is really all you can do.
I hope this finds you and yours well. For us it looks like roses from here on out, so I will end with telling everyone goodbye from this website, better yet, I hope I never have to be the administrator on a site like this again until we are very, very old.
Love and Joy,
Harvey and Erica Braden
Harvey & Erica Braden
Journal of our journey with a Metastatic Melanoma Diagnosis. Erica was diagnosed Stage 3 in January 2010 and then Stage 4 in April 2018.