Mar 17, 2013 - 12:25 pm
I was first diagnosed with stage 3 Melanoma back in 2008. I just recently found out that it is back. Metastatic lessions have been found in my liver, the base of my left lung, one node in my thoracic cavity, another one under my right arm, and also my brain.
It has been spreading very quickly. In early December there were 3-4 lessions in my liver and "several" lessions in my brain. I started Zelboraf late in Jan. (It took that long to get ahold of it.) The lessions in my liver spread throught my whole liver while I waited to obtain the Zelboraf. The lessions in my brain have become "too numerous to count" in spite of the zelboraf. I'm starting whole-brain radiation within the next week or so. So, yeah, I'm pretty scared.
The thing I think scares me the most is that I am a single mom with 3 teenagers at home. The youngest just turned 14. The thought of having to leave my children while they are still so young is unacceptable. Yet, I realize I may have no choice in the matter and it really gets me down.
Any advice or words of encouragment would be appreciated.