Jan 08, 2010 - 2:34 pm
I was diagnosed with a large choroidal melanoma on January 23, 2009. It was discovered during an eye exam. I had visual disturbance which prompted my dr visit. It felt like something was in my line of vision but no matter how many times I wiped my eye or blinked it never moved or disappeared.
I had 3 different eye drs look in my eye until they sent me to a retinal specialist and he told me the he suspected that I had a large choroidal melanoma. He referred me to Mayo where the dianosis was confirmed.
I am 37 years old and have a devoted mother who comes with me to every check up. I have a husband who has been to my first visit and isnt very receptive to conversations about my cancer. I had plaque therapy and was told that if my tumor was another mm bigger they would of had to remove my eye. Luckily today I still have my eye and there is minimal vision but not useful vision. I too have had to adapt to no depth perception, learn how to drive, etc....
I am looking for a support group, someone or more that one person to talk with, cry with, laugh with, whatever my emotion might be and in turn will do the same. Thanks for reading a small exerpt of my journey with cancer.