Aug 13, 2002 - 2:05 pm
Hi - new to the board and new to Melanoma. Just diagnosed with a very thin melanoma on my right calf. Finally had it removed yesterday. Thank goodness! My mind has been playing such games with me. I feel like I've been poisoned! My lymph nodes will be examined next week and fortunately, blood tests and chest x-rays came back clear. The surgeon noticed a freckle on my arm which he wants my dermatologist to biopsy. While I feel fortunate that they caught this so early, I can't help but feel down. I'm upset that the rest of my life will include this, or the "speculation and anticipation" of more of this. What to you do to manage your body responsibly and put your mind at ease??