Five years

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Wednesday 2nd May

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Five years ago today

‘Twas on this date in May

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The first of many operations

To oust the cancerous mutations

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The journey of my left foot began

All because of that teenage suntan

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An alien blob on my toe

What else can life, at me throw?

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A lymphadenectomy

Biopsies sent to pathology

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Malignant melanoma

Changed my very persona

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Hats, long sleeves and sunscreen

Oncologists routinely seen

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A five year clinical drugs trial

Has all of my details on file

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Continuing to be sun-aware

Particularly with my skin care

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So here’s to the next five years

I have my hopes, but also fears

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Thinking of you as always

And all your innocent ways

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Darling Angel baby

Missing you like crazy

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xxxxxx

Blue skies, but still a cool wind

Looking down on the harbour

My Left Foot – complete with Cinderella’s slipper, but without Daniel Day Lewis, and a lovely compression stocking on the right leg. (2.5.13)

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  1. It has been a very sad and trying five years for you Melanie and hopefully going forward, the next five years will be easier. Teenage sunbathing … our mothers warned us about it, my mom did anyway, and likely your mom as well. But, we did it anyway, because β€œwe knew what we were doing” … sigh. Got burnt a few times with the tanning lamp as well – silly goose that I was. I stay out of the sun now as do you.

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    • Thank you so much.
      (The picture of my leg was taken five years ago, at the start of my melanoma journey…… Now, after many further surgeries, I am NED (no evidence of disease), but still need to remain super vigilant as melanoma is a sneaky one.)
      x

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