Did you make your appointment today??
I went to bed late tonight but checked BOS just one last time and was stunned. I don't know Ray personally but share the same type melanoma cancer but at an earlier stage. I've grown to hate that word. I was diagnosed in 2004. Two surgeries months of recovery and a year of chemotherapy has left it in remission now for six years. I get CT and PET scans along with visits to the dermatologist 2 times a year and will for the rest of my life. Â It can come back. Â When I read that Ray had cancer my first thought was melanoma but did not want to jump to conclusions and hated the idea that it might be. Â After a year of pressing WSmag to run an article on the subject knowing the amount of time we all spend outside, they finally agreed and ran a small story back in an early 2010 summer issue (I'll sight exactly which later today). Â I told Todd it needed to be written because it will save lives. Â One thing about this type of deadly cancer is that no one can tell you when you acquired it. The melinoma specialists at the Moffit Cancer Center in Tamp FL told me that no one can pin point the onset and it could have started when I was a teen. Â We didnt know much of sunblock back then or had ever heard of a dermatologist. Â With that said, the most affective way to prevent this from happening to you is to SEE a dermatologist. Â Â We can start a grass roots movement right here right now. Â It only takes a phone call and about 30mn of your time. Â Â Keep this thread alive and at the top of the list by posting the following words the day you make your appointment: Â "I made my appointment". Â Â If you already see one, post the same words. Â This will make a huge impact on our lives and the lives of our families and friends across our sport and others. Â I'll start. Â "I MADE MY APPOINTMENT" Â Â Thank you.Â
>>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<