These two links will take you to The Skin Cancer Foundation. If you are unsure of what Melanoma is or any other skin cancers, just hit the links.
This morning I had my 6 month full body mole scan. I have not had a clean mole scan since all of this started back in October of 2009. As I walked into the Central Ohio Skin & Cancer office, I could feel my heart beat faster. I was attempting to stay positive but could feel the anxiety starting to take hold.
Once I was in the exam room and stripped of all my clothes, I started to shake. I knew the doctor was keeping an eye on 2 moles but wasn’t sure if she was going to take them off now or wait. I have reached a point now where I can’t even look at a damn band-aid without getting a knot in the pit of my stomach. As she started going over my entire body, she was measuring the moles while her nurse took down the information. After the entire scan was done, the doctor showed me one more mole that I have to watch carefully.
This was my first mole scan where I did not have anything removed. I go back in for another 6 month mole scan in September, unless my moles change or reappear in the spots already removed.
I am breathing lighter today as well as feeling blessed. I do have 3 moles that I do have to watch carefully, and maybe in September she will take them off. But for now, my total moles removed stands at 23.
Stats of the moles removed are:
I’ve adored you from the moment we met! I believe in you and know you are different from anyone else. I will always be here to comfort you..look out for you…and be a confidant to you. You mean more to me than words can express and if something ever happens, just know that you have a friend for life!
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed…