Tuesday, December 31, 2013

NED #2 - WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS AND PICTURES IN THIS POST

Steve got the results back from the doctor today.  NED!!!!  We are so excited and relieved!  We are closing on our new house that we just had built on January 10th, I am going back to work sometime in January (after staying home for 2 1/2 years).  We have lots on our plate and NO time for melanoma!!


Before we met with the doctor, Steve had has 3 month dermatology check up.  Everything looked good overall, but there was one spot that looked worrisome to the derms. They did not like the "center clearing".  So, off it came via an 8mm punch.  The mole is on his right rib cage area. Here are some pics and video.

WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS AND VIDEO


Waiting to see the derm

Small mole with "center clearing"

Administering Lidocaine

More Lidocaine

Numbed up

Steve's photos stored in the computer from last visit to compare to today's visit.

Starting the punch

Getting going

She had to stop and give more lidocaine because Steve could still feel it

Getting going again.

And it is gone!

Little mole with "center clearing" will be sent off to pathology.

Getting stitched up.

All stitched up.




5 comments:

  1. So happy to hear to great news!! (Courtney let me know when she saw it on facebook--Courtney and Summer both very excited to see this great news!!) God continues to answer prayers. We will continue to pray for you and hope that you'll had a great Christmas and Holiday season. Hope to see you'll soon--once you get settled in your new home, we will try and get down to Houston.

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    1. Thank you, Uncle Tim! I am glad Courtney let you know right away! We are very excited about the news. We are set to close on our new house on the 10th. So, as soon as we get settled in, we would LOVE to see you guys and show you the house. Love you guys!

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  2. Hi Jennifer! I am a stage 3b melanoma patient of Dr Bedikian's at MD Anderson :) Nice to "meet" you guys!

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    1. Hi Amanda! Thanks for checking out the blog. It's nice to "meet" you as well! :)

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  3. thank you for your blog, I just recently have been diagnosed with stage IV Metastic Melanoma and was told my prognosis was "months". I am fighting it and intend to win just like your husband, my mantra is "My WILL to LIVE is STRONGER than the cancer within me." Thanks for sharing your journey of courage, hope, challenges and SUCCESS! Honolulu, HI

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