Nov 13, 2009 - 11:41 pm
Hello,My name Is Harley Peters I am a nineteen year old girl young and healthy.I was diagnosed with skin melanoma on Sept.30th 2009.The discovery started while my teacher(I am learning Cosmetology)was combing my hair and clipped a mole on my scalp.It bled and so I immediately went to Urgent Care which then sent me to a dermatologist.I had it biopsied and a few days later I got pulled out of school with the news.I had melanoma.The third most common skin cancer and the most deadly.There is no cure but only trials.
I have had two recent surgeries.One on my scalp an incision from the temple of my scalp to the back of my neck.I had a brain tumor removed and lymph node biopsy.4 out of the 11 lymph nodes had cancer in them so my Dr.suggested another surgery.So I had an incision from the top of my ear,down my neck(again) in to my shoulder and up my under my chin.All 48 lymph nodes came back negative.Happy news to my family,friends and myself.
Now in a few days I will be starting a one month of interferon and I am nervous.I have no idea what to expect.Lately though I have been feeling kind of sad.I used to have depression when I was younger so I know the symptoms.Loss of interest,loss of appetite,no motivation,ect ect. So I was wondering what I could do during my treatment to keep my spirits high.Any suggestions?
P.S.I really like the idea of having a "Glad" book.