Rollo Hawkins is a stage 4 melanoma patient.  He has kindly shared his story with us together with some of his wonderful poetry.

The Scan

Time slows down as the scan letter arrives
That came fast but the last one was ages back
I worry about progression again
Do i want to know or not?
I’m scared ….
The scan is done and i want to know now
What if what if it must be growing quicker
Tick tock tick tock time slows down
What are you waiting for? I need to know NOW
Hope for the best and plan for the worst
Is it wrong to assume the worst or best defence to avoid a shock
Tick tock must be bad news because of the time
Tick tock they are on holiday? How dare they ??

28/06/2017 – written whilst waiting for my optician appointment.