My son, Buggy, has been through quite a bit with all my medical crises over the past few years so telling him about the current event has been a painstaking process. I certainly do not want to scare him but obviously I can not lie to him about what’s happening. He knew about the mole removal so we have kept the info strictly to that level. He knows I am headed to Boston tomorrow to have a bigger excision of the mole site so that the doctor can check it out and make sure everything’s ok. I asked if he had any further questions, concerns, etc. He said, “Nope. I’m good.” and returned to his DS. It was the response I had been hoping for. So far he does not seem to be too anxious about it but we’ll see what happens tomorrow morning when Auntie shows up to take him to school and Mama and Dada leave for the hospital.
One mother’s search for information about mothering thru melanoma.
On Oct, 12th, my world changed forever! I was told that I had a Stage IV Malignant Melanoma. My first thought was, "What about my children?" My diagnosis has changed a bit since it was really premature to assign me a stage without surgery or scans. As of today, I am a minimum of Stage II and that to me is good news!
As I began scouring the internet for information about this disease, I realized I had a lot of questions pertaining to my children. Specifically, breastfeeding my 10 month old. What was this going to do to him? I couldn't find a whole lot of information, unfortunately.
This blog will not only be about my journey into the world of melanoma but about my search for answers as to how this disease will affect my children and the many aspects of their care. I hope this information will be able to provide others with some answers.