living with melanoma

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4/3/2013 10:33am
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Does living with melanoma ever get easier. Some of they stories I see here Make mine seem like nothing. But I find my self getting more confussed

every day. And at every Dr visit I'm petrified that the other shoe is gonna drop.  How does one keep it together??

Anonymous - (4/11/2013 - 10:41am)

i'm the same way, but i'm not sure if i'm scared of dying from melanoma or scared of dying. . it wasn't until this diagnosis i ever really thought about my own mortality

KRob - (1/21/2014 - 12:10am)

Time does make it easier. Talking with other melanoma survivors (several of us stage IVers) has helped tremendously. 

Doctors' visits are always a source of stress since they force you to focus on that which you work so hard to forget. I began this journey in 1989 as a stage I and thought about all the same concerns until time made me forget. When I was diagnosed as stage IV in 2005, I was retraumatized all over.

It's taken a combination of faith in God, counseling sessions, sharing with fellow survivors, etc to get my bearings again, but I did get them.

Of course, there are worrisome days but that will happen.

Good luck! Best to you!

Karen

*Looks like you're in Ohio....? We have a melanoma survivor's group at The James / OSU in Columbus the third Wed of every month 6:30-8:00 pm. Please feel free to join us if possible!

 

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