Sixty months of trial

Standard

Thursday 15th November

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It’s been five years since my surgery

Five years of visits to oncology

CT scans and dermatology

Clinical trial and epidemiology

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A melanoma on my toe

Found to be malignant, though

Cancer spread as it did grow

In my lymph system it did flow

.

A skin graft, biopsies and excisions

Left with making difficult decisions

Change in circumstances and conditions

Conversations with surgical physicians

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Up my leg, to the top of my thigh

A lymphadenectomy made me cry

But five years on, I can’t deny

Happily giving cancer the ‘evil eye’

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I leave the hospital feeling relieved

For the positive news I’ve received

There is ‘no evidence of disease’

A great big outward sigh is breathed

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I wished the same for you

But that was not to be

Your life cut short too soon

Angel son, my sweetie

.

xxxxxx

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