Thats what it looks like when you have a malignant melanoma removed and 2 lymph nodes. Its been a while but so far it looks like I am going to be visiting the oinkologist and dermatologist 4 times a year for a while and not looking at the bottom of the grass. All that is left to look at is a PET scan.
I have to say that the health care once it popped positive and the cancer deep, has been fast and pretty efficient. I made my full deductible by 3 Jan. Cut out, tested. Surgical oinkologist. Nuke injection. Surgery, tested. Med oinkologist. Stitches out. Brain MRI. Have appt with radiation doc and a PET scan to go.
For the folks who complain about the price in the US, with insurance, my out of pocket looks like it will be well under 10K including my mileage and snacks for finding, and it looks like removing cancer in 6 weeks.
Being correctly coifed and working outside since 12 and playing outside before that, it wasnt a surprise. Learning that option A is being dead in less than a year and option Z is visiting the dermatologist, coming in on the long side of the alphabet is a good thing.
Headed for VT to ski week after next