Hi my name is Megan and I was diagnosed with melanoma in July 2016. I'm a mom of a wild toddler and a 5 month old, and I'm 33 years old. Id been getting yearly checks since high school at my dermatologist. For some reason I felt like I knew I'd end up with some sort of skin cancer, but I didn't think I'd be so young and have melanoma. It was still a huge shock to get hat phone call. I had a wide excision done the day after I got the results. The particular doctor I saw, I felt like I had to convince him to remove my "lesion". When it came back as melanoma I was angry. I thought to myself if I hadn't convinced him to remove it, where would I be in a year? Would I even be here? I have hundreds of moles on my body, and I was pretty concerned that this doctor probably missed other melanomas. I felt like I couldn't trust that doctor and was feeling a bit hopeless. I have since switched dermatologists and I'm going on every 3 months for checks. The melanoma was on my right thigh and I continue to get biopsies done every time I go back! Maybe it's a little excessive but I feel like it does bring me a little peace of mind on other areas I'm not so sure about. I've had 2 come back A typical, but no melanoma.
My incision was numb at first, but in the last few weeks I'm starting to get feeling again. The last couple days it's feeling a little off though. I can't really describe it, but it almost feels like restless leg, but in my thigh area? Weird way to describe it, but that's the only thing that I can compare it to. I'm hoping it might be because of doing lunges, but why isn't my other thigh sore? Or maybe it's just the nerves? Anyone else have this problem? I should say it's "Clark level 2 PT1 A" what stage would that be considered? 1A? I get confused by the Clark level and stage. Sorry for the long post! I'm just happy there is a place for us to talk about our concerns and get support!!