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  • Blog Post: more photo's. SOME GRAPHIC view with caution

    My last operation 08/04/10. They used the previous scar from my pelvic clearance in Feb 09, then cut it out and made a new one. Below is a picture of my skin graft now, nearly 4 years on! It doesn't notice nearly as much as it used to and I feel comfortable not to cover it up as it...
  • Blog Post: Photo's, surgery SOME GRAPHIC do not view if you are likely to be sensitive.

    My first major surgery was the WLE, SNB and split skin graft. June 2006. Sentinel Node biopsy from behind my knee. These nodes were negative. Sentine Node Biopsy, groin. Three of these nodes were positive. The dressing on my thigh was on the donor site for the skin graft. Having...
  • Blog Post: follow up with surgeon 3 weeks post op

    I'm fuming I just wrote all this out and then lost it!! AAAARRGGHHH!!!! Anyway, again!! Yesterday I went back to see Mr Sharma at St George's. He was one of the two surgeons who operated to remove my last tumour 3 weeks ago. The wound has healed fantastic, I'm so pleased with it its...
  • Blog Post: Introduction...

    I was diagnosed with melanoma in May 2006, after a 'mole' was removed from my left ankle after giving birth to my 3rd little girl. I was sent to St George's hospital in London to be under the Melanoma team there. A daunting place at first but somewhere I've become comfortably familiar...