Apr 28, 2009 - 9:11 pm
My husband was diagnosed with Metastatic Malignant Melanoma just 3 months ago - with NO prior outside lesion/skin activity. At a routine checkup a spot was noticed on his lung..... Then from there CT scans, PET scans, ..... Biopsy showed Metastatic Malignant Melanoma, in the spine, hips, sacrum area, etc..... Ended up having a spine compression that required surgery, removal of the T-4, etc..... Then there was a lesion discovered on the brain, removed through Radiosurgery. He is being treated with Thalomid/Temodar. We are at the end of the first 8 week series of meds...... We have been told that the prognosis is grim at best ...... But what I am seeing now is my husband without any pain - at all. No pain..... is that possible?? Would the melanoma still be active without pain??? Is there reason to hope here (beyond the obvious, never give up type of hope....)????
Has anyone else been through this?? Is pain, or lack of, an indicator of anything here??