IIIA - 8.5 years NED

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8/5/2010 8:44am
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Hi,

Wanting to share the good news with those of you who might be just starting this scary journey with melanoma.  My husband had his semi-annual onco appointment yesterday and got the fantastic news that he remans NED.  Still seeing a little hypodensity on his liver, but it's been stable for at least 2 years now, so not a concern.

He was diagnosed at age 26 at stage iiia, 1.3mm depth on his right tricep.  Surgery to remove the lesion and an SNB revealing micromets, followed by surgery to remove all the nodes in the basin.  He has been NED ever since, with annual scans, semi-annual bloodwork and onc visits.

He is now 34 and has accomplished so much in life since his diagnosis, including the births of our children (one passed away, and the other just turned 1!), buying our dream house, earning a teaching certificate and a master's degree, and finding rewarding employment as a science teacher.  Life has been good to us, even through the toughest times...

Best to you all,

Wendy

My goodness, this is bittersweet. I'm so sorry for your loss and send my deepest sympathy to you and your family while at the same time very happy that your husband has remained NED for 2 yrs. Thank-you for sharing. love, Sharon in Reno, Stage IV

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ValinMtl - (8/5/2010 - 10:24am)

So pleased to hear that your husband is still NED 8.5 years later. You both have gone through so much, loss of a child being the toughest in the world....I pray you are smiled down upon and live happily ever after now.  Val

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washoegal - (8/9/2010 - 9:12pm)

Wendy, First let me offer my symphathies for the loss of you child.  Then I'd like to thank you for sharing your story.  I was just diagnosed 3A in March of this year so it is wonderful to hear of someone going on to live a fulfilling life.

 

Mary

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BethA in VA - (8/10/2010 - 1:35pm)

For your loss, my deepest sympathy.  For your joys, yea!  How nice to hear good positive news from someone in this MM family that has done so well.  Celebrate. 

Melanoma tends to cut into your looks!!