I finally heard form the dermatologist…Kaposi Sarcoma has been confirmed.
The weird thing is that the discoloration originally presented after I broke my ankle – for the first or second time – I’m not sure. That was over 20 years ago. I was told previously that it was a vascular issue – unresolved blood.
Now I am being told it is Kaposi Sarcoma. WTF!? I am HIV+, but not AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrom)-symptomatic, which is when this diagnosis usually presents. This has me really concerned.
I will reschedule my doctor’s appointment to an earlier date, so that I can find out what the plan of treatment will be. A doctor mentioned in passing during a previous appointment that chemotherapy might be applicable.
Oh, and by the way, I am not in any pain or discomfort, except for the excision sites, which are healing well.