Sep 01, 2005 - 2:29 pm
Hi, my name is Lissa and I wrote once before here in June 05. I had this pink "thing" pop up on my chin in Feb. Went to dermatologist on May 31 and he shaved it off. That was Tuesday. On Friday, I got a call from his nurse saying it was malignant melanoma. On Monday, I saw the surgeon, June 6th. He scheduled surgery for June 10. When I went back on the 20th to have stitches removed, he said he had to do another surgery, wider on my chin. Had 2nd surgery on June 22. Went back for stitches removed on July 8. On July 22 noticed a lump underneath my chin. I had a regulard doc's appt on Aug. 2 and told him about it. He said he wanted me to see surgeon, "just in case." Saw surgeon on Aug 5. He said to wait a week to see if it was just infection. Went back on the 12th. Scheduled surgery. Had lymph node removed under chin on Aug. 17. Just went back the 30th to have stitches removed. Surgeon told me "bad news". Melanoma has spread, now need to go see oncologist; will need chemo and radiation. Call oncologist and they can't get me in for 2 weeks. I'm freaking out here. Sorry I went on and on, but wanted all to know the process. Any help on what to do in the next 2 weeks without losing my mind. Thank you all for any help you can give me.