My story begins in 2003
I have a freckle on the inner corner of my eye, and I notice a tumor growing on the surface of the white part of my eye. My opthalmologist operates on me. I get a phone call two days later, with him telling me that the initial pathology looks like malignant melanoma and that he can no longer see me.
Things Change in 2006I feel a lump under my jaw in November, have a fine needle biopsy, and lo and behold, the melanoma has gotten loose. My ocular oncologist thought this would never happen. I undergo a radical neck dissection.
I find out after the dissection that I also have a tumor on my lung. This shoots me straight to stage IV, completely bypassing stage III.