AmandaD

27 y/o with a 7 week old

 

Hello all,

I was diagnosed with melanoma this week, and having a difficult time taking it in. I am 7 weeks post partum, never imagined 2015 being the best, yet worst year at the same time. I am extremely emotional.

I went to see the dermatologist because of a cherry angioma above my left eye. I noticed this ugly red thing after delivering my baby girl. I was having such a hard time with my body changes, and this did not help. 

While at the derm office, the PA asked when my last skin assessment was done. I kind of laughed and said 'I've never had one.' She then asked if I wanted one while I was there. Again, I laughed and said 'sure why not.' I never imagined finding anything. She removed two suspicious moles and recommended biopsing them. I almost did not let her do that because I wasn't sure if it was covered by insurance. 

I left the office and did not think twice about the moles or biopsies. 

A week later, I got an email saying that my online patient portal had new lab results. It was 3am. I could not view the results but saw a note from the PA to the doctor that stated 'these are the results for the suspicious melanoma I told you about last week. Please contact patient and let me know how it goes.' The office did not open until 8:30, talk about 5 long, terrifying hours waiting for an answer.

I went in and spoke with the doctor. She told me it was caught early and that 'everything will be okay.' Well I'm a registered nurse, and you never know that 'everything will be okay.' 

I am waiting to follow up with an oncologist, appointment is next Friday. This will be a very long, emotional week. I try to be positive but all I can think about is my 7 week old baby. I'm terrified to find another spot, I'm terrified to go outside. I'm honestly just a mess right now. 

Please send prayers and positive vibes as I am sending to you all ❤️

Thu, 2015-11-05

Comments

How did everything turn out? I too am post partum dealing with melanoma.. 

CourtneyDMiller - (7/2/2016 - 10:17am)

6 month post partum diagnosed a month ago with melanoma in situ

Alestrada88 - (8/19/2016 - 10:50pm)

Thinking of you!!!! 

I was diagnosed when my son was 3 months old, coming up on 4 months and I've had surgery once and they are recommending me to have a lymph dissection, I'm torn what to do. I hope you are doing well.

hugs!!! Sometimes I just look at him and cry because I feel so guilty!