My GP first made comment on the discolored stains back on 3/14/14. It went unattended in any way until about three weeks later and I googled "patchy brown spots on soles of feet". The next day we got the ball rolling and sent photos over to the dermatology department for their initial review. The next day I had some punch 4mm biopsies done. Two weeks later I got the results: Beslow depth of 0.4mm, Clark level 2, mitosis <1. PET scan later that week that came out clean. I am not scheduled for surgery and a SNLB. My father died at 61 back in 1991 from metastatic melanoma. My surgery is not scheduled until May 15, nearly two weeks away.
That means that, from the time it was FIRST commented on, until it will be removed, two months will have elapsed. Is this normal? I'm freaking out because I notice now that I have aches and pains in the foot that were not there two weeks ago and I can't help but think that time is of the essense and it's being spend waiting instead of making real changes.
Am I being unreasonable? Does it typically take this long? All my surgeons seem to think the schedule is fine, and that given my lab results so far that my prognosis is great. But it's not their life on the line here and I feel a bit like I'm yellling "FIRE" in a theater and everyone's just focused on the movie.
I'm having other health issues that, I fear may be somehow related (thyroid, weird mouth tissue) and though I bring stuff up with my doctors, they don't seem to think there's anything going on.
Or, am I just experiencing some kind of paranoia that all Melanoma patients go through when first diagnosed?