Thank you so much for sharing your story. I have a darker vertical brown stripe down the middle of my index finger nail, but I see a very, very, very light strip on the middle finger next to it. Ido not have Hutchinson's sign but have avoided the biopsy because it sounds soooo unpleasant - plus, would melanoma show up in two finger like that? It doesn't seem likely. I very fair-skinned and in my early thirties and they showed up about a year ago. Do you know of any vitamin deficiencies or medications that can cause these stripes? Stress? It is possible I just developed freckled in two fingers...
I know, I know. I need to see a dermatologist. I am finally well after almost two years of swelling in an area of my brain that caused cranial nerve issues and damage and am avoiding the doctor because I just don't want "something else."
I so glad your 5 y/o is okay! I COMPLETELY understand that the four words a parent never, ever, ever wants to hear is "your child has cancer." The wait for the biopsy results must have been very stressful!! I have a 5 y/o daughter who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 26 months (she has been in remission for 3 1/2 years!), so I definitely understand.
I really, really don't want there to be anything else. We have had all the medical issues we can handle in this house!