- August 25, 2010 at 6:26 pm
We also had your situation and decision making!! My husband was diagnosed with melanoma in Feb. 2010 and is considered Stage III (although he had muscosal, which is considered very aggressive) and we had to decide on the wait and see approach or we were offered interferon. My husband went with interferon and did the high dose month with few problems (worked thru the entire month). He is just finishing up his third month of self-injections and is doing well. Some people handle interferon better than others and we know we have been lucky in this area. He is very tired and sleeps whenever he isn't working, playing with our kids, or cutting wood. He has generally been able to live a very normal life, with the fatique his new reality. The way we figured it, he can stop interferon anytime he feels that its too much for him to handle with his other priorities. So Far, so GOOD!! We just hope and pray his immune system is getting the needed boost.
The initial first few months after diagnosis are very difficult and the decision making is tough, just go with your heart and mind and don't let others push you and your husband in any direction that doesn't feel right for Bob. We pray for everyone fighting this disease and whatever course they take, we wish them well. Valerie (Phil's Wife)