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Just a 'follow-up' appointment

Reg the Veg
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This is bizarre. The call to attend hospital last Friday after a mole was removed from my back just before Christmas did not come as a surprise. 'It's just a follow-up', I thought to myself and told my wife. There was me thinking it was to ensure all is well and to discharge me. Sadly I was wrong. Being told I have Stage 1 Melanoma did not really concern me and still doesn't but I do accept things could get worse. A further excision is scheduled for tomorrow which will remove the rest of the 'Beast' and prevent it spreading to the Lymph Nodes. I'm a positive guy with a great family who need to be informed later today. Best I write my next book sooner rather than later - just in case .... . Yes, it puts life into perspective somewhat. Speak again soon.

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Hi  and a very warm welcome to the online community

I'm sorry to hear that you've been diagnosed with melanoma but glad that you appear to be taking it so well. I can remember only too well being told I had melanoma just over 2 years ago now and I don't think I was as calm as you are!

I had a wide local excision (WLE), along with a sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), so if you have any questions regarding it just fire away.

We have a melanoma group that you might like to join where you can ask questions and get support from others. To join just click on the link I've created and then choose 'Join This Group' on the page that opens. You can then respond to existing posts by clicking on 'Reply' or start your own by choosing 'Start A Discussion'.

When you have a minute could I ask you to complete your profile as it really helps others when answering, or looking for other people with a similar diagnosis. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself . To do this just click on your username and then select 'Edit Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.


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