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Posted 2018-06-14T21:37:00Z

MRI's & CAT Scans oh my...

Over the last few weeks I have endured my first CT Scan (complete with barium drinks and contrast...yum!).  The CT scan showed melanoma only in my left arm pit but with a few questionable spots on my liver. to the MRI I went.  I had a head MRI in an open problem.  The abdomen however had to be in the small tube.  My small bit of claustrophobia started to creep in.  Thankfully they medicated me and I made it in and out of the tube - no problem![...]

Posted 2018-06-14T21:36:06Z

It all started with a lump...

In March 2018, I noticed a lump under my left armpit during a self breast exam.  I honestly don't perform exams as often as I should, I just happened to this day.  At the end of March I went to the doc & they sent me for an ultrasound and mammogram.  The mammogram was clear, but the ultrasound noted an enlarged lymph node and a few other smaller ones as well.  A biopsy was performed & on June 1 they told me I had metastatic melanoma.  It came as a shock since I am otherwise completely healthy![...]