I can say that the worse thing to hear is those words “ you have cancer: its serious” Rare and you need to see a surgeon and Oncologist ASAP. I was working, seeing patients at the time and all I could do is🙏Think how do I tell my husband, family and parents who are elderly and fighting their own battles. Truth is I am not sure.
Fast forward. Today 6/7/2020
My 97 year old dad is my hero, Dr himself, and I would do anything to protect him. He had a Dermatology appt today and I find out from his Dermatologist PA that he stated clearly that he was treated years ago for a precancerous melanoma. (Lentigo maligna- his exact words)
He Never told me! Could my cancer have been caught earlier, now I am starting to understand comments from the past. I feel just hurt, betrayed and NUMB.
“I gave this to you”. It’s my fault.... never an explanation. I tried to reassure him over and over. This is what it feels like to be just NUMB... I focus on dealing with this in a new way and strive for understanding!