Patient Comments: Melanoma - Experience With Metastatic Melanoma

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What changes have you had to make to your routine since being diagnosed with metastatic melanoma? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Joanne , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

For three years I was a complete mess from metastatic melanoma and even now it drives me nuts thinking about it. I lost my job as a bus driver which I loved, went back to work three times but took ill again with lymph nodes so I was paid off last Easter 2017. Since I’ve done SIA exams in security, I would love to work again but I have good days and bad days with fatigue. I go to cancer MacMillan exercise classes twice a week and meet up with other cancer patients. I’m not the same person I was 3 years ago, lost a lot of friends and feel isolated at times. My family members turned their back on me as well. I lost my mum 3 years ago, 4 months into my cancer journey. That was very hard, and I lost my brother 3 years earlier.

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