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Author Topic: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg  (Read 2142 times)

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Offline heartforyou

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On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« on: April 11, 2008, 02:25:21 PM »
Well, I was at the clinic to have the incision inspected. Healing is slow, but steady.

The doc took me apart and told me to sit down for some more bad news.
My second biopsy from a spot on  my leg came back malignant as well.   :(
The verdict : Bowen's disease or carcinoma in situ...

Yes it was a shock.. no I am not OK.
The only positive point was that the surgery will only be performed early June, which means that the situation is not as bad as it looks.

Being diagnosed with two different forms of skincancer within 2 weeks is scary.

Just wanted to share.

hugs

Hermie
Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Viread, Kivexa (Epzicom),Viramune once daily

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline Dragonette

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2008, 03:15:26 PM »
Yes, very scary. I don't know much about the different ones even though I really should cos they're so common where I'm from.

I'm really sorry to hear this Hermie and you must be in shock. At least it looks like the doctors aren't panicking and know what to do.

Hugs back at ya,
"If you keep one foot in yesterday, and one in tomorrow, you piss all over today". Betty Tacy

Offline Jeff G

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2008, 03:49:09 PM »
 Hermie You hang in there , we all all here for you . I hope you don't mind if I include you in my prayers . ... Jeff

Offline GSOgymrat

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2008, 03:57:44 PM »
Very sorry you are having to deal this. I hope the surgery goes well. Stay strong.

Offline AndyArrow

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2008, 04:03:40 PM »
Hermie,

I'm very sorry to hear all you have been going through lately and will be keeping you in my thoughts with hope that everything goes smoothly in June.

AA
It is not the arrival that matters.  It is the journey along the way. -- Michel Montaigne

Offline AlanBama

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2008, 06:47:55 PM »
Hermie,

I am so sorry to hear this news honey.   I've been concerned about you, and now this.....

I am keeping you in my prayers, as always.

with love, from your 'classmate',

Alan
Class of 1987
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline mjmel

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2008, 06:53:54 PM »
Hermie, so sorry to read of this newest development.
Good Grief! You certainly have had your share of troubles lately.
A prayer or two when thinking of you.

Mike

Offline BT65

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2008, 07:32:59 AM »
Oh Hermie,  you know I will be keeping you in my thoughts.
   Luv,
Betty
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline bear60

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2008, 01:55:56 PM »
Hi Hermie...
I hope everything goes well for you.

Joel
Poz Bear Type in Philadelphia

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2008, 08:02:08 PM »
Hemela,
Good grief! Sorry to hear this news. Try to stay strong....I know this sounds like a recording but you know you have to.
Love you allot,
Jeff
Positive since 1985

Offline emeraldize

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2008, 07:59:10 AM »
Hey Love
Sorry to read this new dx.
Sending a warm hug your way.
Your Belgique optimism will win.
Em

Offline Jody

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2008, 01:22:18 PM »
Dear Hermie...I'm sorry you got more bad news, but take things one at at time and all will be well...The doctors will stay on top of this and you will beat this.  Stay strong and optimistic as you always are and it will work out.

Jody
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 "Try to discover that you are the song that the morning brings."

Grateful Dead

Offline joemutt

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2008, 06:50:10 AM »
Herman, I am so saddened by your misfortune. Be well soon. You're such a trooper.

Offline mudman8

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2008, 12:38:37 PM »
12 years ago I had 2 basal cell carcinomas removed that left dark scars on my legs quarter size.  Not bad and they never returned.  2 years ago I had Squamous cell carcinoma on my head first one large one removed in surgery. Then several grew and when they were really large and at my wits end Oncology put me in radiation treatment for 8 weeks. I'm bald on top now but they dissapeared  over the next 2 months.

I go in every other month for checkups, have to always wear a hat, no lengthy outdoor activity and sun exposure and have been told they're not "gone". It's amazing how long it can take to get action but once they're treating you it will be thorough and focused.

Good luck, positive thoughts always.
glenn
Life is analog

Offline SASA39

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2008, 06:40:14 PM »
Hermie , have you done your tumor markers ?
                                                   Al
Oct.     `06.  CD4=58  ?    %       VL not perform. ?!?
25.Dec.`06.         203       14        VL= 0
29.May.`07.    broken device        VL=1363
20.June`07     broken device        VL=0
25.Dec `07  CD4=582                  VL=70
14.May `08  CD4=448
29.July `08                                  VL=0
26.Nov `08  CD4=674                    VL=179
16.Mar `09  CD4=554                    VL=0
19.Jan`10 CD4=715               
03.Mar`10                                    VL=0
24.Aug`10 CD4=524                     VL=0
04.Dec`10 CD4=626                     VL=0
15.Sep`11                                   VL=93
17.Nov`11                                   VL=0
05/26 .Jul`12 CD4=713                 VL=0
28.Nov`12 CD4=916                     VL=0
09.May`13                                 VL=0

Offline Robert

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Re: On top of the melanoma carcinoma was found on my leg
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2008, 12:46:11 AM »
Herman.

I'm sorry to hear this.  It's been a rough year so far for you.  Doesn't chocolate have some therapeutic effect on maladies such as this?  Doesn't it at least reduce your stress levels?  You've got the best chocolate in the world.  As your friend I would advise you to go to your local chololatier and get enough for a fortnight, bid.

I miss you hermie.  Sure wish you were coming to Mexico.  If you can make the ticket, you can share my room, gratis.

robert
..........

 


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