Saturday, March 17, 2007

UPDATING WITH THANKS

Last week-end , after my long run, my arm was sore. I look and noticed that a mole on my arm had turned completely black. My career in the cancer field set off an alarm in my head that this was not a good thing. Of course the first thing I did was search on the web for info and photos. My self-diagnosis was a melanoma. On Monday morning, I immediately showed the oncologist that I work with my arm. She said usually when people ask her to look at something that it is usually nothing but in my case I should call a dermatologist immediately. I then got an appointment for Tuesday.

My husband took off Tuesday afternoon to go with me. The MD looked and said it looks suspicious and we should biopsy it. She called the RN into the room and did a punch biopsy and put 2 stitches in my arm. The results will be back in 7-10 days. Now we wait.

For me, it was hard to focus and concentrate all week. I've had several others things happening this week. But my hubby has been a blessing and support. I think everything is ok and if not very early.

My running buddy, DD, has offered to go with me to the half tomorrow and run with me. What a support she is. She didn't train for this or sign up but she's a great friend. Mentally , she knows where I am at more than anyone.

Thanks to all of you for your best wishes and support.

Waddling along...........

11 comments:

jkhenson said...

You're in my thoughts. I hope everything will be fine and caught early!!!

Reluctant Penguin said...

You're in my prayers.

Vickie said...

I truly hope this turns out okay. I can only imagine the worry you are going through. I will be thinking of you and saying a prayer.

Vickie said...

Oh, and P.S. about Louisville. Yes, I would like to meet up if at all possible. Volunteering at the same place would help guarantee this. I know from past races that it is sometimes impossible to meet up with people, no matter what the intentions are. As a volunteer, however, you will have a bracelet that will let you move around in areas you would be restricted from otherwise. I do not want to EVER again do body marking. I also do not want to work inside a tent, in the event it is extremely hot, like I suspect it will be. Handing out water from the swim to bike gets you done early and then you have the whole day to do whatever else you want. And you can see your athlete as they come out of the water. But we can talk later.

Flo said...

Add my good wishes to the list. I hope it turns out to be okay.

IronSnoopy said...

Keeping my fingers crossed you are OK!!!

I hope to see you tomorrow but understand if you are not there.

I'm thinking of you! :)

Ellie said...

I hope this turns out to be something innocent. I'm praying for you!

Irene said...

Good thing you caught the suspicious dark spot! I'm also fair and have freckles, so when something changes I'm definetly off to the dermatologist. Take care and I'll be sending you positive thoughts.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I really hope the best for you with regard to that dark spot. Good for you for getting in right away to have it checked out.

Have fun at the half tomorrow. Try to use it to clear your mind!!

Dori said...

It's a scary place to be. Try to focus on today and keep a positive attitude. I know that's easier said than done, but worrying won't do any good. It's great that you have support. I'll add you to my ever-growing list of people I'm praying for.

Good luck with your half tomorrow! DD sounds like a good running buddy.

sister smile said...

Wishing you all the best. I know it's scary; I'm so glad you have such a strong support network. Take care and be well.

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