This page will serve as a place for pictures of the ravages of melanoma, from simple mole excisions to my actual surgery scar. I post this not to horrify but so you can see what I see every day! The reminders that will be with me forever even if my cancer is not.
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.