Patty Knight

I am 46 years old and the mother of two beautiful boys, one is 19 and the other 10.  In February of 2012 I had a suspicious looking mole on the outer part of my thigh.  This was very small but was somewhat concerning.  I had the mole removed by a dermatologist and about a week later I was told that it was nodular melanoma.  I have since had a wide leg excision and sentinel node biopsy which was positive.  I then underwent a lymph node dissection  of the nodes in my groin and a muscle flap.   The next couple of month were a period of recovering, working with a lymphatic specialist and wearing compressions to control the swelling in my leg.  I continue to have scans every 12 weeks, CT scans and Pet Scans, as well as skin checks with the dermatologist.  So what next……I had a recent ct which showed a new growth so I then had another pet scan to reveal new growths in both my right and left pelvic region.  WOW, I thought I was over the hump, on my way back to healing and instead I have found that I have just begun my journey of living with nodular melanoma.  I hope this blog will be useful for others to follow or to communicate questions or concerns.

God Bless you and do me a great big favor………

Enjoy life as it is precious and much to short.  Enjoy family and friends, be thankful every day, and most of all make a list of the top 5 things you want to do for fun in your lifetime and then create a plan and/budget and mark your calendar because it is time for you to fulfill your dreams.

The old saying my parents and grandparents used to preach was “Save for a rainy day”  I say the rain has begun so sing, dance and rejoice

One response

22 12 2012
Linda Cordery

So good to see you yesterday. Thoughts and prayers are always with you. Merry Christmas to you and the boys.

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