Hi everyone - I was just diagnosed with Melanoma in August. It all happened pretty fast. I finally drug my butt to the dermatologist.. even though I had the mole and it didn't look right for a while. My initial appointment was August 17th, I got a call on August 23rd saying it was a 1mm melanoma.. and on August 31st (last wed), I had a big chunk of back removed and a lymph node taken out to be... tested. I seriously have been a mess. I have cried everyday and have been scaring myself looking at stuff on the net. I have my post-op appointment on Thursday and am hoping for the best but scared of the worst (especially since the surgeon freaked me out and said it was a little swollen). I will tell you one thing, it really opened my eyes to being smart in the sun. I guess I just need to talk to other people going through it at this point because as supportive as my hubby, family and friends have been... I still feel kinda alone with this one. So that's all.. nice to reach out to you all.