Tag Archives: Melanoma

Cleared From One Doctor’s Appointments

This has been a very busy ten months, but things are quieting down now. I’m happy to say that the dermatology surgeon gave me a clear pass today, with no more follow-up appointments with him for now. I’ll continue to see the dermatologist every three months, but the most recent visit with him also gave …

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Very Good News

This morning the dermatologist’s secretary called, reporting that the two biopsies I had earlier this week show no evidence of cancer.  Like the check-up three months ago, only typical age-related inflamed keratoses were found. I’m asked to watch for a return of pigmentation when the two sites clear, and if seen, come in for more …

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Wait … and Weight

You know, six years ago I changed my menu and shed many pounds, dropped many clothing sizes, and began feeling better. But that year, the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis took the wind out of my new-found sails. I persevered, though, with the nasty injections for four years, thinking it was the right thing to do. …

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Thoughts on Thanksgiving Eve

We’ll be heading out tomorrow morning for a nice dinner with our daughter and her friend, who is cooking a turkey dinner for all of us. Our son will be on duty as a paramedic and won’t be with us,  but will be in our thoughts. So will our grandchildren, who will also be at …

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To Begin Again

In a few days I’ll be back in the city visiting the dermatologist who biopsied my skin in May and June and located five skin cancer sites. I’m going to begin the next round of the searching and, if found, surgical removal of basal carcinoma, squamous carcinoma, or malignant melanoma. I wasn’t nervous at all …

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Being Not Lost

Today we went into Boston for another visit with the doctor who helps me with meds for depression. My appointment was at 9:00 am, and so we were in the midst of the early morning commuter traffic. It took just under 90 minutes to drive the 33 miles from home. Once again, I was grateful …

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Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk

I read a lot of posts about depression, and multiple sclerosis, and now melanoma. In most online medical blogs, the commentary begins with a description of the condition. In posts about multiple sclerosis, the verbiage rarely wanders from the standard description: an incurable, unpredictable, debilitating, degenerative neurological condition involving the central nervous system that can …

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