I had just moved to Florida in March for a job. I was literally sitting in the occupational health office of the hospital, getting cleared as healthy enough to work, when I got the call. Looking back, the irony is enough to make you laugh and cry at the same time. I was diagnosed as IIIB after WLE and SLNB of the left leg. BRAF+, with ulceration, 1 lymph node positive. The surgeon pushed for CLND, but I refused. I didn't like the team I had, and I had to make a tough decision about my career path. My job was incredibly stressful...and I didn't feel as though it was worth sticking around. So I quit my job, moved back home to New Hampshire, and found a new oncology team I love at MGH. I try to incorporate a holistic approach as well - juicing, meditation, acupuncture. We only have one life to live, so let's make it a good one! I have since had an in transit met removed as well as a CLND, with 6 positive nodes. I started Sylatron in January as my adjuvant treatment. I'm almost at my year anniversary of diagnosis - here's hoping I get a bunch more!