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    cohanja
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    This week I turn 39 years old and it will also be 2 years since Stage I melanoma diagnosis. It’s been a very difficult 2 years to say the least. In some ways it seems like an eternity ago, and when I think about the fact that you still have to worry about recurrence in 8 years 10 years, 15 years, it sometimes seems mentally daunting to think about still having to worry that many years out. I know the diagnosis could have been much worse and I hope I don’t ever have to deal with melanoma again physically, even though mentally it will always be with me.

    #61707
    Worrywart
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    Congrats on two years! Thinking about our mortality is never fun – but it’s a fact of life that we have to worry about all kinds of diseases in 8 years, 10 years, 20 years. And risk of other terminal diseases get greater with age too – so much so that they might even trump your melanoma dx. So I’d just focus on the now, because you are healthy NOW!

    PS we are same age. :) I turned 39 in June. ;)

    #61708
    waspkfd
    Participant

    AWESOME NEWS!!!!! great to hear!!!! always glad to read the good stuff… Im 6months out some weirdness going on but hey gotta enjoy the day!!!!!! :D

    #61709
    Catherine Poole
    Keymaster

    Good to hear all is well with both of you! Enjoy each moment.

    #61710
    jlo78
    Participant

    Congratulations cohanja, I hope to be able to same the same thing two years out from now :D

    #61711
    wpatterson4
    Participant

    Co-Hawn-Juh,

    I’m feeling clairvoyant today:

    I predict that your children will all live for a century or more and that you’ll be there to see every one of them not only graduate from college, but retire from their jobs, as well.

    #61712
    cohanja
    Participant

    I’ll take that, where do I sign?

    #61713
    tbeau
    Participant

    Congrats on 2 years Cohanja. This thread made me smile. Sometimes its nice to read something light on here!!

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