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Congratulations on finishing Efudex, @BPGraham! What a relief it must be. Thrilled that you’re not in pain now. Thanks for updating us! If you ever have any words of wisdom for our Q&As, feel free to add them here: https://skincancer.net/q-and-a/. – Nina, SkinCancer.net Team
Just finished Efudix last week. Doing very good Pain has gone.
Hi @Sheila, glad you’re doing okay. If you’d like to share more of your story, or let me know what you’re looking for, I’m happy to help you find any resources or ways to connect. – Nina, SkinCancer.net Team
Hi @CLinda, first of all I think it’s a very good first step that you’re reaching out about how hard this is. You can absolutely be happy about being NED while also struggling with these changes. It must be so difficult to realize that your body has been permanently and visibly changed. This article about scars touches on some of these issues,…
Wow, you’ve been through a lot, @patsfaith, but your tenacity and strength shines brightly through it all! I’m so impressed that after such a stressful recovery from surgery, you focus on being grateful for your health. Thanks for sharing your experience, no doubt it will inspire others. -Eileen, SkinCancer.net Team
Your kindness and support for Carol is appreciated, @deedee123. You’re right the treatments can be awful; it means a lot knowing people care. Thank you! -Eileen, SkinCancer.net Team
I’m struggling living with the way I look after surgery to remove two tumors on my scalp right in front. I have a 4 inch by 5 inch bald patch the size of your palm. It’s also got scars where they attached skin graft from my thigh. I know I should be happy it’s been a year without more melanoma but my life is forever changed. I just can’t believe…
Oh how horrible. I wish you the very best and had no idea how awful the treatments could make you feel. Praying that you don’t have to continue with this horrific treatment and pain.
I’m sorry you’re dealing with basal cell. You are far from alone in your battle. I know you’re stressing right now. We’re glad you found our community!
Hi @maggienice, I want to echo Judy’s words and say you are such a fighter! We’re so grateful for you r encouragement to others. If you ever want to comment on or share your own story, we have a special spot for member stories here: https://skincancer.net/stories/. We are thinking of you for this upcoming surgery! – Nina, SkinCancer.net Team
@maggienice You have been through so much with skin cancer; you are a true warrior. It is comforting to know that there are others who understand what we are doing through, isn’t it? Please take good care of yourself, and keep me updated how you’re doing. Sending you an extra dose of healthy wishes!
Judy, SkinCancer.net Moderator
I was so pleased to see this post. I have experienced, and amstill experiencing all of the things you are going through. I had a pink patch of skin on my left cheek, and in 2000 I was diagnosed as being inIntermediate Stage of Melanoma. I had most of my left cheek removed. Between 2000 and2002 I had four more smaller surgeries. I appeared to…