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1st Surgery Today

kerry's picture
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Joined: Jan 2003

Hi everybody, I had the first of my melanoma surgery today. For those of you who are new, I am a colon cancer patient of 1 1/2 years and recently diagnosed with melanoma on my nose and on my arm. I got home from the surgical center today at 3:30pm and all went well. Nose is in a bandage - looks pretty strange. Next Friday, the 23rd I have the arm surgery done, then hopefully its all over!! Yeah. The nose came out clean. So I am thankful.

All of you out there coping with your diagnosis, you are in my prayers. I had my colon surgery 1 and 1/2 years ago and finished my chemo a year ago July 9. I have been blessed that I have been in remission since, except for the diagnosis of melanoma on the nose and arm. But that is OK, I can beat that too.

God's blessing to all of you.


jsabol's picture
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Joined: Dec 2003

Hi Kerry,
Glad to hear all went well with the nose. You sound great...keep up the good spirits, and good luck with the next round. Judy

kangatoo's picture
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Joined: Feb 2004

Hiya Kerry--good to hear that your "nose" is doin ok.We recently had a friend who had the same thing--nose and lips.Gee--she was so worried but luckily here cancer was not an agressive type.She was really worried about scarring.Now--four weeks after surgery there is a "very faint" scar--yah really have to look hard to see it.We hope that your wound turns out ok,luv to yah--kanga n Jen

kerry's picture
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Joined: Jan 2003

Thanks Kanga and Jen for the encouraging words. My "nose" was pre-cancerous, so for that I am very fortunate and happy. Don't know about the scarring yet - it on the very tip, but I'm past the vanity stuff!

Thanks again - you always have such caring words for everyone. Hope you both are doing well, living happy and healthy there "down under".


taunya's picture
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Joined: Jul 2002

I am glad to hear that the melanoma was pre-cancerous. I bet your nose will look great, surgery is so much better than it used to be. Keep up that great attitude!


Kanort's picture
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Joined: Jan 2004

Hi Kerry,

I'm so glad that your surgery on your nose went well and that the spot was pre-cancerous.

I will be praying and thinking about you on Friday. I know it will go well.



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