Thanks for allowing a person who feels like they have cancer but "not quite" join the group! I appreciate your feedback even though I'm not going through the difficulties that many of you are.
I have a stage 1A (.3 mm) that's been biopsied and will have a wide excision in the 31st on my upper thigh. At the same time, I'll have a biopsy of a changed mole on my ankle.
I have two questions: 1) If melanoma cells show up in the margins of the wide excision, what does that mean? What happens next? 2) How much pain/difficulty did you find in recovering from a wide excision on your thigh and/or a biopsy on your ankle?
The biopsy on my thigh became infected somehow and it's been more painful than I thought it would be (there seems to be a very sensitive nerve near there) and it's really interfered with my ability to get excercise. I'm very worries how the wide excision will feel along with the ankle biospy (inside ankle) given that's a place that moves A LOT.
I'd appreciate any feedback from people who have had biopsies and/or wide excisions on their upper thighs and ankles. I have already read what's on the side related to ankles, but those mostly involved skin grafts. Fortunately, this should not, nor should it involve any lymph removal.
Thanks so much!