Saturday, June 4, 2011
It's About Time!
Got my pathology report from my dermatologist. I finally know what stage I was! Stage T2aNxMx. Which translates to T2a= 1.01mm -2.0mm thickness without ulceration. Nx = no lymph node metastasis. Mx= no metastasis to distant tissues or organs. So! Now I know! I am in the medical field, so I like the facts! I wish I would have know all this going into the surgery. I might not have been so damn scared! Well, at least now I know. So it was caught early. I am so grateful for that ugly mole alerting me that something was wrong! If I hadn't had that change I hate to think what would have happened. I feel so blessed. I am going to live my life to the absolute fullest from here on out! It is the good thing that I can have from this. My family has definitely gotten closer. I appreciate things much, much more! I have more patience and understanding. I hope that it never comes back, but I know it is possible. I will hopefully catch it early again if it does! I will continue to fight you melanoma! Until the day I do leave this earth I will fight you with every ounce of my being! You will NOT win!