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No, it was on the back of my upper arm. The excision wasn’t really painful considering how much was removed. I call it my monkey bite, because it looks like someone took a bite out of my arm. Still waiting for the WLE….maybe at the end of this month. Canadian healthcare – fraught with wait lists
You will probably not want to walk on that foot for a bit after the excision.
Geez, sounds like the same derm I went to, no bedside manner whatsoever. He took one look at my mole and practically shuddered. Then looked at it through the scope and said ” I’ll be really surprised if that is NOT a melanoma” .
I had to wait 2.5 weeks to find out if he was right, unfortunately he was- but fortunately caught early.
I hope yours turns out to be nothing and that your dermatologist learns some compassion.
Is it right at the bottom of your foot? The take a fair bit for the excision, so may need to be off your feet for a bit.
Ackk – that is what I am in for 😯– mine is almost in the exact same location.
Thanks for the info! Will keep an eye out for the ugly ones from now on.
How are you feeling – pain wise?
Take it easy.
Hmmmm, that looks like a normal everyday mole to my untrained eye.
How did you know to get it checked out?
Oh, and how much did they cut out to get rid of the little devil?
How fab you’ve had eveything done and sounds like you are feeling much calmer.
I am still waiting for my WLE/SNB date (welcome to Canada!).
There is an option at the bottom that says “upload attachment” – sure you can upload the photo there.
I have to wait until the end of June because I live in Canada. Unless you are on death’s door there is a wait list for everything here. I would love to just get it done and over with, get on with my summer.
I am not going to cancel the bike trip…will ride one armed if I have to
The site is at the back of my upper arm.
There seems to be ample skin since I have been a sloth and haven’t hit the gym in awhile.
I seem to heal well and quickly, so I am going to assume that I will be ready to ride after a month of recovery.
The ride isn’t a race and they do have SAG wagons if I need to bail out (which I am OK with if it is after I have hit all the gourmet pit stops
Thanks for all of your input.
I too was rather shell shocked when I first heard my diagnosis.
Here I am just 2 weeks later, totally OK with it.
I am not an expert but I am pretty confident you will be just fine.
Just have to keep a diligent eye on all moles and be sun smart.
I suggest a nice glass of wine and some chocolate…best anti anxiety cure ever!
I went to see the surgical oncologist yesterday and must say am feeling more relaxed about the whole scenario. She is going to do the WLE and SLNB within the next few weeks.
So I not 100% sure I made the right decision to go ahead with the SLNB?
She said it was optional, but the dermatologist had me so freaked out, I opted to do it to ease my mind. She said it is a low risk lesion, but because of the regression and the fact it was so itchy, it may have been deeper at one point.
Are complications a high risk with SLNB? This surgeon is experienced so I feel like I am in good hands, but wondering if I am making the right decision.
Thank you all for the info – makes me feel more at ease. I appreciate it.