...wanted to share with everyone...

  1. in the hopes of getting some unconditional support.

    I've just learned that my multiple lymph node biopsy came back positive for metastatic cancer cells (specifically, melanoma).

    Next comes the staging and all that. I was originally diagnosed at age 22 and treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy/biologic response modifier therapy for 1 year. Thus far all of my scans had come back clean. Until now.

    So I won't be making any decisions until I have all the information, as far as treatment goes. I may make an unpopular decision that I had discussed with my oncologist previously (I had leukemia as an adolescent, prior to the melanoma diagnosis).

    Anyway... I appreciate any support. I just wanted to share, and tell someone (I haven't told a soul yet).

    Thanks.

    :kiss
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  2. 124 Comments

  3. by   baseline
    Big hugs! And a pillow to punch if you need it. I am also a good listener. I can't imagine how you must feel.
  4. by   kids
    Rebecca,
    {{{hug}}}
    If there is anything you need, anything I can do, call me.

    -nancy
  5. by   tattooednursie
    (((((delirium)))))) I am so sorry! Why do things like this happen to good people. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  6. by   sunnygirl272
    agh..****....
    heather and i will be your personal handmaidens/nurses...
    just say the word!!!
    lots of love,
    melinda
  7. by   warrior woman
    I'm so sorry. If you need to talk, just say the word and I'll PM you my phone number. I'll be there for you my friend. Warrior Woman.
  8. by   plumrn
    We are all here 24 hrs/day! Anytime you need to talk or need a sounding board. We are not just words on a screen, but real people sitting here, with real hearts, and sincere prayers for your well-being! Love and many hugs to you.
  9. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    agh..****....
    heather and i will be your personal handmaidens/nurses...
    just say the word!!!
    lots of love,
    melinda
    You know it..... sh*t reb...... you know we love ya.

    Anytime...

    Heather
  10. by   Heather333
    Sending hugs your way..........

    Heather
  11. by   Stargazer
    Consider yourself supported, Rebecca. Anything you need.
  12. by   RN always
    I don't know what to say except that I am thinking of you and praying for you. All my warm thoughts go out to you.
  13. by   hoolahan
    {{{{{{{Rebecca}}}}}}}} My thoughts and support are with you also. :kiss
  14. by   cargal
    I'm here for you too. Keep us posted.

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