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Offline Brick5711

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Re: Waiting for mole biopsy results makes me crazy
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2014, 06:53:15 AM »
In my case, i had a colon polyp. The pathologists couldnt decide between inflammatory, precancerous, or totally benign.all things benign just differernt kinds of benign. My second biopsy was a little different and needed staining.
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Re: Waiting for mole biopsy results makes me crazy
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2014, 12:51:29 PM »
Mine needed a staining test. I called this morning like they told me to and left a voicemail. No one has called back. Part of me thinks it means they are not calling because the news is bad and they have to wait for the doctor to call. The other part of me thinks that if they had bad news, they would have called me without waiting for my call.
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Re: Waiting for mole biopsy results makes me crazy
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2014, 01:42:10 PM »
Phew!!!

I got the call and it is not melanoma! It is severe atypia. I have to have it removed and be monitored every 3 months.

Thank you Brick5711, greend, and mollyfin for getting me through these past few days.

I have to decide whether to go to a plastic surgeon or have the dermatologist remove it. Then, that will go to pathology and I will wait on that.

This experience has made me realize that I have to try to work on my anxiety. I was 100% convinced I had advanced melanoma. I do not want to put myself through this every 3 months.

(If anyone happens to read this thread who is going through the same thing, please keep in mind that if something goes to a second pathologist and needs a stain test, it does not definitely mean something bad.)
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Re: Waiting for mole biopsy results makes me crazy
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2014, 01:57:04 PM »
Glad to hear. I hope the rest of the pathology looks great too. My second biopsy came back as a tumor and i am hopefully having it removed next thursday and sent off for pathology.
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Re: Waiting for mole biopsy results makes me crazy
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2014, 02:22:01 PM »
 I hope they can remove it soon. I am glad you seem to be handling things much better than I was.
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Re: Waiting for mole biopsy results makes me crazy
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2014, 04:04:39 PM »
That's great ! Also try and remember how many people get moles shaved for biopsy and don't stress about it, try and be like those people. My dad has had loads of moles removed and still nothing, no melanoma, a lot of dodgy moles though. Good luck
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Re: Waiting for mole biopsy results makes me crazy
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2014, 04:08:14 PM »
Great news, now you can enjoy your weekend.
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Re: Waiting for mole biopsy results makes me crazy
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2014, 06:30:25 PM »
I hope they can remove it soon. I am glad you seem to be handling things much better than I was.

I'm scared but i am trying not to think of it. Im scared they are going to find the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes or worse. Im scared my child wont have me. Im scared of waking up with a colostomy. But if it has spread and i have a bag, i will just have to deal with it. I have been waiting six weeks for my appointment. I found out march 18. Hopefully yours will be scheduled much sooner  than six weeks :) its a pain to wait that long
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Re: Waiting for mole biopsy results makes me crazy
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2014, 08:00:55 PM »
I hope you will keep us updated Brick. Trying not to think of it is the best idea.

I wish I was more like my father in these situations. He never even considers negative outcomes. Every time he deals with tests and procedures, he thinks the doctor is only doing it to make money and he is fine--even when he is not fine.
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