A couple of months ago I went along to the Doctors to talk about my moles, I am pretty covered in them and they run in my family both sides. I have one on my back that had gradually become raised even though it wasn’t huge I thought I should great it checked out. He said they would take some magnified photos of them and have a look, he especially didn’t like the larger ones I had one on each arm.
So a month went by and I had forgotten all about it and the surgery rang to say the doctor wanted me to come in to discuss my photos and that the delay had been he was on holiday and he wanted to see me today. Off I went thinking they probably wanted to refer me to have them removed as a procaution, but he said they were a serious concern being unsymetical, ragged outlines, bigger than a pencil head, one was raised and 2 colours and that was the one he was most concerned about. I thought ok I have to go see a specialist for their opinion then he pulled out the fast track 2 week suspected cancer patient and my heart hit the floor. He thinks I have skin cancer!
I then thought the days ahead were going to be the slowest in my life, no matter how much I told myself and other people told me it would be ok it didn’t stop me from thinking the worst. They had always been there so if they were bad, how long had they been bad for?could it have spread? Especially as when I said to the doctor skin cancer doesn’t spread quick does it? He replied this one does! Great.
So the hospital rang and I got a appointment at local hospital just over a week after my appointment and yes the days went slow, but the quickness of the appointment was crazy – I went in she looked at them through a magnifying scope and said the one on my left arm was benign and no problems. The one on my right arm she didn’t think was malignant and the fact I had had it all my life made it pretty unlikely but they would cut it out anyway and it would be sent of to confirm. The biggest relief came over me, although it’s not a definate answer the fact that this lady must see hundreds I’m sure she knows what the bad ones look like so my stomach has stopped flipping everytime I think of it and I will be off on the 18th to get the mole whipped out. Every respect to anyone going through a scare, treatment and recovering/recovered any illness.
This experience has made me think we should appreciate every day like its our last, tell people you love them regulary, do the things you love and spend time with family and friends as anything could be round the corner.
Here’s to good health and love x
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