Two days ago I had my quarterly check-up with my oncologist. She did her usual exam and (praise God) said nothing seemed abnormal (if you’ve had a life altering diagnosis you know check-ups can be nerve wrecking).
As she moved to my right side, she noticed a mole. She asked if I saw a dermatologist or had regular check-ups. I explained that once a year I have a full body look over (yep, that’s as fun as it sounds). As she examined the small brown spot, she said “it’s probably nothing but we need to have it checked” (I’ve heard those words before). She went on to tell me it has signs suspicious of melanoma. She said she would have the nurse call immediately to get an appointment.
Sooooo should I believe “it’s probably nothing” and not worry or should I do as I so often do and worry? Philippians 4 tells us “be anxious for nothing”. Unfortunately, that’s not always easy…but I’m trying.
Please say a prayer and stay tuned.