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Celebrating 10 Years Living With Melanoma!

Forums General Melanoma Community Celebrating 10 Years Living With Melanoma!

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    Bruce in NH
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    Today is really a wonderful day. It seems like only yesterday that I was awaken by my wife at 4AM while on a business trip to Singapore, telling me that the mole I had removed prior to leaving was melanoma. Singapore is 12 hours time difference from my home in New England. I never felt so alone. But now I can celebrate 10 years of living beyond that day, thanks to God, wonderful physicians and medicines and great family and friends. I thought it important to share this milestone with those of you on the board who have recently been diagnosed with melanoma.

    Today is really a wonderful day. It seems like only yesterday that I was awaken by my wife at 4AM while on a business trip to Singapore, telling me that the mole I had removed prior to leaving was melanoma. Singapore is 12 hours time difference from my home in New England. I never felt so alone. But now I can celebrate 10 years of living beyond that day, thanks to God, wonderful physicians and medicines and great family and friends. I thought it important to share this milestone with those of you on the board who have recently been diagnosed with melanoma. There is a lot of support for you here, and we will try our best to see that you survive this disease as many of us have over the years. Take care, fight hard and have a wonderful weekend!

    Bruce in NH

    Stage IV since December, 2008

    http://www.survivingmelanoma.com

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      ktkee
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      Congratulations on this happy day for you! I am at 11 years, and loving life. Six grandchildren have been born in that time. We are blessed. Best to you, AZKate

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      ktkee
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      Congratulations on this happy day for you! I am at 11 years, and loving life. Six grandchildren have been born in that time. We are blessed. Best to you, AZKate

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      King
      Participant

      Bruce,

      Great news!  We can't read enough encouraging posts.  I'm guessing that your most recent scans were good…for some reason I haven't seen the results…it could be me and the new format. :)

       

      Celebrate big and thanks for giving hope to so many others.

       

      Stay Strong
      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      King
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      Bruce,

      Great news!  We can't read enough encouraging posts.  I'm guessing that your most recent scans were good…for some reason I haven't seen the results…it could be me and the new format. :)

       

      Celebrate big and thanks for giving hope to so many others.

       

      Stay Strong
      King

      Stage IV 7/05 Liver mets

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      King
      Participant

      Just found your scan result post.  Stable is good but I sure understand your concern for wanting more!

       

      Stay Strong
      King

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      King
      Participant

      Just found your scan result post.  Stable is good but I sure understand your concern for wanting more!

       

      Stay Strong
      King

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      JuleFL
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      Congratulations!  Enjoy Your life!

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        melanomafighter
        Participant

        thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful success!  I am newly diagnosed and still trying to get answers.  They didn't give me very long so to hear it can happen is what I have been hoping for.  Stay well, I am stage IIIB

        Teresa in Indiana

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        melanomafighter
        Participant

        thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful success!  I am newly diagnosed and still trying to get answers.  They didn't give me very long so to hear it can happen is what I have been hoping for.  Stay well, I am stage IIIB

        Teresa in Indiana

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      JuleFL
      Participant

      Congratulations!  Enjoy Your life!

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      BethA in VA
      Participant

      Congrtatulations Bruce on being a fighter. And thank you for sharing good news for all those just diagnosed and feeling all those fears we have all felt. 

      I was diagnosed in 1993 – and I'm still here.  Like someone else said – I have gotten to see my kids grow up, have families, and been blessed with 3 grandchildren.  In 1993  I didn't know if I would see tomorrow.  Melanoma has not been fun, and I have lots of scars to show for it…but they are just a road map of my life.  My world is much more important than the road of where I've been.

      Again, so happy you posted and I'm glad you are here!!  Beth    3/B

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      BethA in VA
      Participant

      Congrtatulations Bruce on being a fighter. And thank you for sharing good news for all those just diagnosed and feeling all those fears we have all felt. 

      I was diagnosed in 1993 – and I'm still here.  Like someone else said – I have gotten to see my kids grow up, have families, and been blessed with 3 grandchildren.  In 1993  I didn't know if I would see tomorrow.  Melanoma has not been fun, and I have lots of scars to show for it…but they are just a road map of my life.  My world is much more important than the road of where I've been.

      Again, so happy you posted and I'm glad you are here!!  Beth    3/B

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      bigday1004
      Participant

      Congrats to you Bruce. This gives me such high hopes for my husband who is 27 years old and was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma in December of 2009.

      April

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        Vermont_Donna
        Participant

        Hi Bruce,

           Congratulations!!! I thought I had written before but my computer has been acting up! We have the same medical providers at DHMC…I feel we are in good hands!

        May you keep going strong!!! Maybe we could meet sometime….I'll let you know when my next oncology checkup is…..

        Vermont_Donna,

        stage 3a

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        Vermont_Donna
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        Hi Bruce,

           Congratulations!!! I thought I had written before but my computer has been acting up! We have the same medical providers at DHMC…I feel we are in good hands!

        May you keep going strong!!! Maybe we could meet sometime….I'll let you know when my next oncology checkup is…..

        Vermont_Donna,

        stage 3a

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      bigday1004
      Participant

      Congrats to you Bruce. This gives me such high hopes for my husband who is 27 years old and was diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma in December of 2009.

      April

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