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I have just had a call from the skin cancer specialist nurse at the hospital.

My biopsy results show I have,  or rather had, something called a lentigo maligna which I understand is a slow growing, generally non invasive, early stage melanoma. 

Although they are confident that it was all removed during my recent procedure I have to go back on Monday to have a wider margin of skin removed as a precautionary measure.  This time I may need a skin graft.

Just when everything was getting back to normal and I was enjoying regular walks again.

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  1. Not the best news, but caught early so that is good. Sorry you have to go through another procedure, but best to err on the side of caution and ensure full removal of any possible nearby cells. Thinking of you.

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    1. Thanks Mary. Luckily it does not seem to be too worrying, just a little uncomfortable for a while.

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  2. d Chin up lass! You can get through this and of course it is for your own good. When recuperating Lord Peregrine will be your butler once again... "I say Peregrine. Be a goochap and pour me another G&T!"

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    1. Oooh, yes. I wonder how long I can drag that one out for?

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  3. Good thing you went in to have it checked! Catching it early is the key, I have heard. Hoping this next procedure isn't too bad and wishing you a quick recovery, JayCee.

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  4. So good it was caught early …. it just needs a bit of tweaking !!! This is typical of life ….. wonderful to get in your new home then told another procedure needed ! Thinking of you JayCee and know you will be back to 100% very soon. Lots of love. XXXX

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    1. Thanks Jackie XXX
      I shall know what to expect this time. I am going to stock up on chocolates and fizz before Monday .

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  5. Get P to find you an hassock and rest your leg JayCee and order a takeaway for your tea.

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    1. Good advice Dave. I am going to practice hopping up and down the stairs as we were in the bungalow last time.

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  6. I am glad that it was caught early. It sounds as if they are taking every precaution. The surgery(ies) now will be much easier that dealing with cancer. Chin up!

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  7. Oh darn. At least you've got your own home to recouperate in now and hopefully can relax . Hope this is the end of it all. All the best

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yes, most of the stressful stuff is behind us now so I can relax and recover in peace and quiet.

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  8. As some deaf kids I once worked with used to say (with [in]appropriate gesticulation) "Oh what a bummer!"

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  9. Hope all goes well on Monday, that the procedure is not going to be too invasive and you won't need a skin graft.

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  10. Good that they are being so cautious.In the present situation it sounds as though you have had good care.Good luck on Monday.
    Barbarax

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    1. Thank you Barbara. Isn't our NHS wonderful?

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  11. It seems to have all been said, so good luck from us too. Mr T and F

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  12. Well I think everyone's already said all that's to be observed so I'll just wish you a comfortable time when it's done.

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    1. Thank you Graham. I am sure it will be over in a flash. I know you have had to put up with far worse.

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  13. Thinking of you. Best wushes - hope it's soon all behind you and you will be off on your walks again. xx

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  14. Good they caught it early and good luck with the procedure, you'll be fit and well to enjoy your new garden in the spring hopefully x

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  15. Best to be doubly sure they've removed it all. Rather a bit more discomfort than it growing back. Sounds like you have very good doctors on the island. Take care and get well soon

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    1. I have had very good care so far. Thank you Addy.

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  16. Better safe than sorry, even if it a pain.

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    1. Very true. Short term pain for long term gain, as they say.

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  17. Best caught sooner than later and make sure there is nothing left to develop. A proper PITA that your walking will be back to square one again though.

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  18. Good luck dear - glad they were cautious and have caught this early - you will be fine. Rest up later and be well soon.

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