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Waiting for biopsy results is an exercise in patience and today I'm running a little low on that. Still, I'm posting this in off-topic because it very well could be. Have had this skin thing for at least several years, I'm not sure how many (I'm 46). However it's always just been a smooth area of discolored skin until the last few months when it started growing bumps and itching a bit. Looking online, it seems the most likely possibilities are some form of keratosis, an atypical nevi, melanoma, or a nevi that is transitioning into its cancerous sibling. The (general) dermatologist who took the biopsy also had me schedule for an excision in a couple of weeks, but gave no hint as to his thoughts on diagnosis. Obviously nobody here is likely to know for sure, I'm just passing time and hoping for the best while being prepared for less than the best.

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Last reply 5/26/2015 - 2:10am
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I've had this stupid program on my Windows for a couple days and I cant find away to remove it. I Google how this happen on my computer and some say "Normally, Dragon Branch is mainly distributed through torrents, peer to peer file sharing, freeware downloads, malignant websites and so on." (Quoted from this) So, I look at recently downloaded applications on my computer and the same day this appeared after that program is installed.  Is there any ideas to remove this sturborn?

Nerver Quetwink

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Still alive and kicking by golly!  Just thought I'd check ti see if any other DSers have stopped in lately - Bill MFL, good to see you and BG :)   

 

Keep fighting!

Cyn

 

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Last reply 2/9/2015 - 8:26pm
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i have a flat mole on my big toe and it has a black spot in it and im not sure if the spot has always been there forsure because i never really paid attention but its not itchy scaly or anything and it doesn't bother me but im just concerned it could be melanoma..all because of the black spot in it..I do not live anywhere near a dermatoloigst that accepts my insurance and i just want to be able to ease my mind about this situation. Thank you

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If there's any darksiders lurking, I hope y'all have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!   I think of every one of you and hope the best for all of you - even Phillip :)

 

Sad that Dan won't see this-

Cyn

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Does anyone know much about spitzoid melanoma?!!

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I've been going crazy trying to figure out how to add a photo and update my profile info. From what I've been able to find on the site, it just says to click on my name in the top right corner, but my name is not clickable?

Anyone know???

Thanks!

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Last reply 12/23/2014 - 12:36pm
Replies by: KyCyn, Kim K

Jackie, Dan's beloved wife, called a bit ago to let me know Dan passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 26th.  She had gone bike-riding with a friend, and when she returned home, she found Dan on the floor.  He apparently died from a heart attack.  She is devastated, as you can imagine.  Please keep Jackie, their daughter Danielle, and their two grandchildren, Emerson and Natalie in your heart and prayers.  Dan tried to come across as a bad-ass here, but in real life he was just a big ol' tenderhearted teddy bear.  He never got over losing his son, Nate, to melanoma.

Jackie is trying to be strong, and relying on her faith in God to get her through Dan's passing.  She said she doesn't think she can take any more phone calls and having to explain things, and she asked me to share this news here.  If you'd like to send a card, her address is:

 

Jackie Thompson

46828 Woodfield Dr.

Mattawan, Michigan  49071

 

Memorials can be made, in Nate's name, to the MRF.

Fly high, sweet DT.. I will love and miss you forever.

 

~Lisa~

 

 

Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in an attractive & well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body totally used up & worn out, & screaming WOOHOOO, WHAT A RIDE!!

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Last reply 10/22/2014 - 7:44pm
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Hello,

Last Thursday my father was taking to the ER for an ALOC (altered level of consciousness) a CT scan was done of his head and a tumor was found on his brain. The tumor was removed last Friday and was determined to be a metastatic melanoma tumor (stage IV). He came home from the hospital yesterday  6 days after brain surgery, and will be undergoing the cyberknife within the next 4 weeks. My mother just found out that his health insurance from his employer only covers $25,000.00 per year for medical care.My family is floored, how can an insurance policy be so minimal?

 My question is, are there any sources or foundations or organizations that help with cancer treatments? We live in California and at this point fear that the hospital will not do the cyberknife surgery.

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My 2 years old LG Optimus L7 used to run out of battery half day and only lasted one hour of screen time, then I invest in the extended battery for it. I think with the new battery it'll last all day even actively played games throughout the day, or use it as a wifi hotspot. I love my L7 again thank's to the new battery off MPJ. It lasts two days when the phone is at normal usage. If you have a problem like I have had with the stock battery just tried a new battery.
 

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Last reply 11/10/2014 - 1:13pm

It's been years since I've been around. Not even sure if there would be anyone who'd remember me. For anyone who might remember. Just a note to say I'm still kicking. And will always be grateful for the late night darkside chats and wicked humour that helped me through an incredibly tough time.

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Last reply 2/9/2015 - 8:32pm
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My mom have been diagnosed with a stage III melanoma in march.

Also, I have a grandma with senil dementia, and take a lot of me to take care of her (help with higiene, change diapers, medicines...).

My father e mother have not a good relationship, so sometimes they fight.

I think I may be on depression and always ask my boyfriend (that happens to be in USA, and I'm in brazil) for help.. and my friends too..

Yesterday I fought with my boyfriend because he said I'm always complaining and doing nothing and also my friends said that.

I am very happy for finding this forum, cause here there are people that have the same problem and can understand me...

Mother have a stage III melanoma

 

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Is there a way to edit or delete a post you have already published? 

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Last reply 9/9/2014 - 4:56pm
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I don't come here anymore, but wanted to let all of Gia's friends know of her passing.  It was posted today on Facebook.  Heartbreaking....

~Lisa~

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?pid=170815594

Life is NOT a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving in an attractive & well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body totally used up & worn out, & screaming WOOHOOO, WHAT A RIDE!!

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