Today I was diagnosed with Melanoma. Fortunately, it was in its earliest stage and is 100% curable through the minor out patient surgery they performed right after they gave me the diagnosis.
What is so miraculous about this is that I NEVER go to the doctor. I usually don’t get sick or notice anything wrong with me, and when I do, I just let it clear up on its own. This time, I happened to notice a mole on my back that looked kind of suspicious, but not too bad. And for some reason, I didn’t even debate it. Without really thinking about it, I looked up a dermatologist and scheduled an appointment last week. They took a biopsy last Wednesday, got the results back this morning, and had it removed before lunch. According to the doctor nothing more to worry about, except to have regular check ups every three months for the next year and then every six months for the next few years. Not a bad prognosis. But it would have been a completely different story, had I waited or even ignored it.
Anyway, this is the second time in less than six months, that my life has been possibly spared because I was moved to make a decision that was completely out of character for me. All I can say is thank you God!