I am going CRAZY! I posted a couple weeks ago about my melanoma anxiety. I ended up going in to the doctor, and while he wasn't concerned about the mole/freckle I went in for, he took it off to biopsy anyway just for my peace of mind. He was about to let me leave, but he checked me over one more time and looked at my moles and freckles with his light and magnifying tool. All was well, until he stopped on one behind my left knee. I had noticed it before, but it was INCREDIBLY small, so I figured it was basically just a freckle.
This time, he goes "Oh! Well...that is a weird mole. I need to remove this one today also." He said it was a bit irregular even for being so small, and the color and shape worried him enough to do a biopsy. Having already been scared to death of melanoma, I am LOSING IT while waiting on the phone call. Not to mention, upon leaving the doctor's office, I just happened to read on ***** about my friend's mother who recently had a stroke. They found out it was caused by a spot of melanoma in her brain, which came from a malignant melanoma she had had removed years ago...behind her left knee!
This is awful for someone with such terrible health anxiety! Not to mention, I am going through a lot of other stress because I have finals and graduation from college next week, and my grandfather was recently given 6 months to live.
ANY encouragement or similar stories that turned out all right would be amazing to hear. I really do not want to hear that I have skin cancer...and the waiting is maddening! Thanks everyone.