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    FormerCaregiver
    Participant

      If you have recently joined this forum, it would be very helpful if you
      could create a brief profile so that we can quickly assess what stage you
      (or the person that you are concerned about) is at.

      There are some very knowledgeable people in this forum, who are more up to
      date than some doctors are. However, in order for you to get the best
      possible answers to your questions we really do need a basic profile in
      order to help us to help you. It doesn't have to be very long at all, but

      If you have recently joined this forum, it would be very helpful if you
      could create a brief profile so that we can quickly assess what stage you
      (or the person that you are concerned about) is at.

      There are some very knowledgeable people in this forum, who are more up to
      date than some doctors are. However, in order for you to get the best
      possible answers to your questions we really do need a basic profile in
      order to help us to help you. It doesn't have to be very long at all, but
      should include the following as per your profile page:

      Melanoma Stats
      Initial Diagnosis date
      Stage at Diagnosis
      Current Stage (this is important)
      Depth of Primary (this is very important)

      Treatment Stats
      Location:
      Doctor:
      Treatment Center:
      Clinical Trials (this is extremely important)

      Thanks,
      Frank

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        jag
        Participant

          Frank, I read through your profile and can't figure out the meaning of former caregiver.  Care to elaborate?

          jag
          Participant

            Frank, I read through your profile and can't figure out the meaning of former caregiver.  Care to elaborate?

              FormerCaregiver
              Participant

                It just a way of indicating that I was heavily involved in looking after my
                late wife from initial diagnosis to the moment that she lost her battle with
                this horrible disease. I am an early retiree, so I had the time to attend
                nearly all of her appointments and treatments with her.

                Unfortunately, her oncologists couldn't offer her much in the way of
                effective treatments and the cancer spread relentlessly throughout her body.
                Therefore, I took over running of the household to give her the best chance
                of reducing stress and maintaining some quality of life for as long as
                possible. I also tried to help to cope with the side effects of surgery,
                radiation treatment, chemo and a clinical trial.

                Frank

                Jan in OC
                Participant

                  Frank, Being a caregiver is no small thing.  My husband has been stage 4 for the last 1 1/2 years and I have done everything since then.  All he has to do is focus on living!  We are truly partners in this battle as it affects our entire family. I commend you  and all other caregivers out there.

                  Jan, wife to Dirk

                  FormerCaregiver
                  Participant

                    Thanks Jan. I am not sure why, but I didn't see your reply until today while
                    I was searching for something else. I appreciate your kind words.

                    I certainly agree that melanoma not only affects the patient, but also those
                    closest to them. All spouses who are currently caregivers deserve to be
                    especially commended.

                    Frank

                    FormerCaregiver
                    Participant

                      Thanks Jan. I am not sure why, but I didn't see your reply until today while
                      I was searching for something else. I appreciate your kind words.

                      I certainly agree that melanoma not only affects the patient, but also those
                      closest to them. All spouses who are currently caregivers deserve to be
                      especially commended.

                      Frank

                      Jan in OC
                      Participant

                        Frank, Being a caregiver is no small thing.  My husband has been stage 4 for the last 1 1/2 years and I have done everything since then.  All he has to do is focus on living!  We are truly partners in this battle as it affects our entire family. I commend you  and all other caregivers out there.

                        Jan, wife to Dirk

                        FormerCaregiver
                        Participant

                          It just a way of indicating that I was heavily involved in looking after my
                          late wife from initial diagnosis to the moment that she lost her battle with
                          this horrible disease. I am an early retiree, so I had the time to attend
                          nearly all of her appointments and treatments with her.

                          Unfortunately, her oncologists couldn't offer her much in the way of
                          effective treatments and the cancer spread relentlessly throughout her body.
                          Therefore, I took over running of the household to give her the best chance
                          of reducing stress and maintaining some quality of life for as long as
                          possible. I also tried to help to cope with the side effects of surgery,
                          radiation treatment, chemo and a clinical trial.

                          Frank

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