This Email Stopped Me In My Tracks

Goddess Huntress | Dear GH

Late last week, I received an email from a Goddess Huntress reader that stopped me in my tracks and made Melanoma Awareness very, very real…

Hi I subscribe to your website. A week or so ago you put a contest about melanoma for Pinterest-of course I am trying to win :) but that’s not the reason I’m contacting you. Your email reminded me to go get my mole checked out on my upper thigh-I have been meaning to go to the dermatologist since my daughter was born in Dec 6, 2012. Needless to say time kept passing me by and I’d forget about it. I seen the pins and I called my dermatologist that day an got in right away. They performed a punch biopsy and he thought it was squamous cell caricinoma-fast forward today I got the call its melanoma. I went in today to get the rest cut out and pray it shows up clear. My scar is going to be 5″ long. Needless to say I’m scared, I’m 40 years old with 2 beautiful girls ages 4 and 6 months and a fantastic husband. I can’t but think of my stupidity when I was younger for tanning. They think we caught it early and I pray they are right. Thank you for posting this contest because it was a reminder for me to get my mole checked out.

-Samantha

On this last day of Melanoma Awareness month, let’s get on the phone and schedule our skin examinations with our doctors.  Samantha and I highly suggest it. Check your moles (don’t forget your ears), get healthy sunscreen, and get protected.

Samantha can really use our hugs and cheers right now.

Please leave her a comment below or on the Goddess Huntress Facebook Page (I will notify her of your FB comments).  Either her or I will be updating you on her status.

The GH Shop is donating 10% of each COOLA Suncare sale to the Melanoma Research Foundation in Samantha’s name during the month of May. Get protected!

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Comments

  1. Think positive that the outcome will be great. I had a malignant melanoma removed in 1997, and never allowed myself to worry about it for one moment. Mine was on my breast so I also had a centennial lymph node removed and all was clear. Blessing to you in a positively “negative” outcome as well.

  2. Susan Hall says:

    Samantha is my daughter and I’m praying that everything turns out for the best. My grandmother taught me at an early age that redheads need sun protection no matter if sun out or not and I listened. Hated that my daughter wouldn’t listen but now she can help others by her story.

    • Susan, we are all thinking of your family. Thank you for expressing your love. I look forward to the positive outcome. x

  3. Thinkin of you! Hope all goes well. Glad you finally went to check it out.

  4. Thank you for all your great work, Mo. You are changing so many lives! Love you! Samantha, thank you for the courage to send and share this email so we’re all reminded to make our health the first priority.

  5. Samantha says:

    How scary- thinking healing and positive thoughts!!

  6. Samantha, may it be all gone, gone, gone with your procedure last week. As I said via email to you, that cancer has no idea who they are messing with. I love your spunk. x

  7. Samantha says:

    Thank you for your kind words. It’s Friday and still haven’t heard anything-going to be a long weekend. I get the stitches taken out Monday, so hopefully we have some answers. My husband has been great trying to occupy my mind last couple weeks.

  8. MelodyJ says:

    Samantha, I’m hoping for the best for you. Please know that you have a solid support system here.

  9. I am the husband of this beautiful women and want to thank you all for the positive feed back, we are in truly need of it at this time….Monique I want to also thank you for posting Samantha’s story to help others by reminding them to get checked out and just how serious something so little can be. It also allows for some extra prayers towards my wife and for that I just can’t thank you all enough.

    • Thank you, Brian. Sounds like you have been such a relieving grace for Samantha. Enjoy your weekend with the family. I’ll check in with you guys next week.

  10. Sending you love and happy thoughts Samantha! Thank you for sharing this email with us Mo and your beautiful reminders to take care of ourselves. Love you!

  11. Samantha says:

    Thank you everybody for your prayers & thoughts <3 I finally got my results today and ALL MARGINS CLEAR!!!! Thank you God! They are saying I don't need to do anything else like scan, lymph nodes checked because the melanoma wasn't that deep. I am still though going to get a second opinion just for reassurance. Again Monique I can't thank you enough for this contest :) Hopefully my big scar doesn't scare my girls, that they will see this as a lesson growing up and that pale is beautiful :)