Hi Tam22 that feeling of dread is horrendous, and I can only talk from my experience, but it does pass and so too do the tears. I’ve found that as you travel, the more informed you become and with that comes strength. Don’t be afraid to lean on others. After my biopsy and while waiting for my results I clung to my husband. I was a mess, but it does pass and if it doesn’t please speak to someone.
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Hi about 2 weeks ago I was diagnosed with melanoma. The week prior, waiting for the biopsy results where the worst of my life. I knew I had it, but waiting for the confirmation was horrendous, but once confirmed a calm has come over me. I’m two operations down and have had a SLB, so more waiting, but I’m good. Has anyone else reacted this way? I’ve also made the decision not to know the staging. I’ll do what ever the doctors say I need to do to fight but I don’t want to be given stats and figures about how long I have. I’m just not interested, this is my journey and who knows how I’ll go. My husband is fantastically supportive, the diagnosis has only made us closer, but I’ve asked him not to tell anyone. I don’t want sympathy, people treating me differently or putting me in my grave early, so only a very few people know. I’m wondering is this fair on him, as the people who know are my supports, he has no one. I’m just worried if he tells someone they’ll tell someone and then boom everyone knows.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.