1. Ever notice how most of the things we worry about don’t happen? That must mean that worrying works, haha!

    I’m glad the appointment went well for you.

    Stopped in from the LBS tea party.

  2. I have a friend who has stage III melanoma. The odds she will have a recurrence within 5 years are 60%. Her doctor prescribed a year long regimen of interferon injections which may help fight off the recurrence longer. While taking this drug she would feel like she has the flu and may have complications due to her diabetes. She decided to forego the treatments. Instead she will visit her dermatologist every six weeks for a full body scan.

    Her first visit was similar to yours. Her doctor examined her hair line, her arms and her feet. He removed a spot on her arm near her surgery spot he was sure was nothing serious. Overall she thought it was a waste of her time. Interesting to read you both had similar experiences.

    Good luck to you. Stopping in from the tea party.

    • Carol Anne

      Thanks for stopping by Savvy. Please drop in again. I want to clarify something here. I absolutely DON’T think that my exam was a waste of time. I’m relieved he didn’t find anything troubling on my head and I’d go every week if I thought it would keep me from ever having to have radiation treatments again.

  3. SC

    Oh I would have been having those exacts same will-I’s! I’m so glad it went well and you were comfortable. *hugs*

    • Carol Anne

      Thanks SC. I was physically ill the morning of m appointment. I don’t think humans are meant to hear the blood pumping through the veins in their heads so I suppose I need to not let the Will-I monster run away with my good common sense. I’ve been thinking about writing a series of posts about the medical procedures I’ve had and what to expect from them. It might help someone who is looking for what to expect during an MRI or CAT scan or radiation treatments or full body exam. I’m sure I’m not the first to think of it so I’m sure there are other descriptions out there but I may put something together anyway.

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