The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Content within the patient forum is user-generated and has not been reviewed by medical professionals. Other sections of the Melanoma Research Foundation website include information that has been reviewed by medical professionals as appropriate. All medical decisions should be made in consultation with your doctor or other qualified medical professional.

dessie

View Profile

Base

Name

dessie

Bio

Have been a nurse practitioner for over a decade. Have been a nurse over 30 years, so I know enough but def far from it all. . I am keeping the faith and staying positive. Will continue to work full time in a rural clinic helping those who may not have health care otherwise. Attitude and staying positive does help. We all could wallow in self pity but not helpful and actually worsens our outcome imho.
I am grateful for this forum as hearing what others are going thru gives me strength to continue on this journey of the unknown.

I am

the patient

Initial Diagnosis Month

January

Initial Diagnosis Year

2018

Stage at Diagnosis

Stage 3

Current Stage

Stage 3

Badges

Clinical Trial Participant
Ocular Melanoma
Caregiver
NED
Cutaneous
Mucosal
Pediatric