I've been lurking here for a week or so and have finally got the nerve to post. Weird how little things like this just affirm what you already know, yet they are still difficult to admit to and process. I was dx with stage IIIB malignant melanoma in late Aug. I had the primary site excised (rt. calf) and had three lymph nodes removed from my inguinal area. One showed microscopic amounts of cancer. That and the ulceration of my primary tumor set me at stage IIIb.
The following week I received a skin graft for my leg and did a PET Scan and brain MRI. Thank God both were negative. Last Thurs I began Keytruda as an adjuvant therapy.
This has been a very difficult month or so but I feel good. Ive lost 18lbs and have cut all sugar and processed food from my diet.
I feel kind of lost honestly. This waiting game for recurrence seems like it is going to be excruciating.
Anyway I do derive comfort from listening to the success stories and hope beyond hope someday I might have a success story of my own. If any of my experience can help others then feel free to ask.