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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.  SOO...off to the MRI I went.  I had a head MRI in an open machine...no 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![...]