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Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:55:25 AM EDT
Sorry to hear

What kind
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:57:11 AM EDT
Keep positive! If you are going to get cancer, this is the one to have.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 10:54:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
Got home from work this afternoon and had a message on the machine from the Dr. .................looks like cancer. Melanoma to be more specific. Will know more in the next few days.



Geeze. Sometimes it's hard to get a break.............................................



Damn dude, sorry to hear it. Stay strong, you'll be fine.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 10:57:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By strycnine:
Prayers sent man


Didn't we meet at galoggers place awhile back?


Yeap, that was me. How ya'll doing down there???
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 10:59:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By criley:

Originally Posted By thompsondd:
"this one was benign and nothing to worry about. However, the other was a bit abnormal and we need to watch it and possibly take a closer look. If it is, we will probably need a biopsy."


That was them telling you that you had melanoma?


That was when I went for the closer look, which lead to the removal, which was sent off to the lab, which just came back.

Sorry, yesterday was a bit of a blur................
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 11:43:59 AM EDT
Did they have any idea of how deep it is?

My dermatologist found melanoma on my neck. It was 0.35 mm deep. I had to have surgery to remove about a half square inch of skin from my neck but that was it. If it was caught early then it is very survivable. The doctor told me the five year survival rate for melanoma at the stage it was at was around 99 percent. Was it bleeding on its own before it was found?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 11:48:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:

Originally Posted By chrome1:

Originally Posted By thompsondd:

Not the greatest thing to come home to. I would have preferred Ed McMahon waiting for me on the porch. Even if he is dead.



Not to get off topic , but Ed ain't dead yet


Oooppsss.........

Guess I just haven't seen or heard much from him in the last few years and figured he was giving out checks in the Big Sweepstakes upstairs.

Sorry Ed.


Not Ed McMahon here but log out then log in.

Hope it helps to cheer you up.

rbs86
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:48:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:

Originally Posted By strycnine:
Prayers sent man


Didn't we meet at galoggers place awhile back?


Yeap, that was me. How ya'll doing down there???


I thought it was. We doing ok but, we sure don't get together like we use to
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:52:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tsonda4570:
Prayers sent.


Hang in there bruddah.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:55:54 PM EDT
Thoughts and prayers from Oklahoma!

I have a wife and a friend who beat it! You can too!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 4:57:24 PM EDT
That sucks dude. Skin cancer runs in my family, everybodys had it except me (so far). Not looking forward to it.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 5:01:16 PM EDT
Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:55:21 PM EDT
Thanks to everyone for the prayers and kind thoughts..............

I went and had the area in question removed today. Here's a crappy cell phone pic. A real crappy pic, but.........since nothing here at ARFcom really ever happens unless there's pics or MSPaint. I didn't think Paint would exactly fly in this case.



It's a little larger area than I originally thought. Don't know exact measurements, but I would guesstimate about 3/4" long and 1/3" to 1/2" wide. Not sure how deep, but its definitely more than just a surface scratch. The tat is fairly large for comparison.

Two other areas not shown also got removed.

We'll see how this goes. Hopefully, it won't be too bad.

Thanks again for all the kind thoughts.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 7:57:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 8:02:37 PM EDT by thompsondd]

Originally Posted By rbs86:

Not Ed McMahon here but log out then log in.

Hope it helps to cheer you up.

rbs86




That certainly was uncalled for, but most appreciated.

Thanks. Sincerely, thank you.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:00:36 PM EDT
rbs86-good on you!

thompsondd-I hope everything goes well and positive for you!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:03:46 PM EDT
GL
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:03:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By tsonda4570:
Prayers sent.
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 6:52:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By thompsondd:

Originally Posted By rbs86:

Not Ed McMahon here but log out then log in.

Hope it helps to cheer you up.

rbs86




That certainly was uncalled for, but most appreciated.

Thanks. Sincerely, thank you.


You are welcome. Hope you get through this without any problems.
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 6:54:37 AM EDT
Hope you are doing well - keep us posted!
Link Posted: 7/23/2008 7:55:52 AM EDT
Prayers inbound...
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