Dermatologist Appointment

That’s a photo I took when I was in the examination room at the dermatologist yesterday.

The doc biopsied the two spots on my forehead. He thinks that there is a 98% chance that one is Basal Cell Carcinoma. The other one he is only 40% sure of being the same thing.

I have to go back on the 18th of August to have them removed.

So, I went to work last night with these two round brown band aids on my forehead. You’d think they’d use the transparent kind? Everyone was looking, probably wondering WTF? Only one person asked me what was up with the band aids. Does that mean the rest of them really didn’t give a shit or they were being polite?

I grew up during a time where getting sun burned was the thing to do in the summer in order to get a tan afterward.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to use sun screen even when it’s cloudy and to try and stay out of the direct sun if possible.

I spent four years running a company out of my pickup truck. It shows on the left side of my face. 🙂

Now on extremely sunny days, my skin actually hurts in direct sun light.

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Boil update…..there is none. It’s gone!! 🙂 I’ll stop taking the Tumeric in another couple of days. I’m so happy that I finally, after all these years, found some relief!! 🙂

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Still can’t figure out the stench on the road. I tried to Google it, but nothing. I’m starting to think it’s all in my head. I’m going to stop somewhere along that spot and ask somebody about it.

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I didn’t have any water last night. Wonder what’s up with that. This morning it’s running fine. Weird! I’ll have to ask Kenny what was different last night for this to happen.

Luckily I keep a couple of gallons of water on hand…just in case.

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I stumbled on a blog yesterday that just about had me peeing on myself. 15 Minute Lunch … check it out if you get a chance and remember to swallow before reading. 🙂

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It’s car and property chase time! You all have a good day, you hear? 🙂

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~ by bktango on July 14, 2009.

12 Responses to “Dermatologist Appointment”

  1. hey girl…glad that you went and had the spots looked at! and excellent advice re: sunscreen!and congrats on the boil – you must be super pleased!!!as for the smelly spot on the road – make sure to let us know when you find out what it is….(p.s. – i left a comment on my blog re: your questions about the potatoes in tires…let me know if i answered your questions and if not – ask more of them!)

  2. Thank you Kymber!! :)Boil….yep, I'm extremely pleased and relieved not to have to go under the knife again.Smelly spot…you know me, it's getting on my last nerve and I have to find out what it is.Potatoes…I will check it out. 🙂

  3. Sorry to hear about those spots needing to be removed but better safe than sorry. I think I'm right in saying Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world so we are brought up from a very young age to slip, slop, slap the sunscreen on.I've read that blog before and I'm not sure now why I stopped. It's a great read isn't it and is now back in my Reader.Great news on the boils too.

  4. KayDee said… Sorry to hear about those spots needing to be removed but better safe than sorry. I think I'm right in saying Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world so we are brought up from a very young age to slip, slop, slap the sunscreen on.I didn't know that KayDee. It's amazing how many people here spend the days working outdoors without protection. I think this should be a habit right along with washing your face, brushing your teeth, slap on the suncreen. I've read that blog before and I'm not sure now why I stopped. It's a great read isn't it and is now back in my Reader.He's a trip. I went back on a view of his posts last night. I laughed my butt off. Great news on the boils too.Yes it is!!! It's so nice not to be in constant pain.

  5. Tango: Your blog is so open and honest. I appreciate that! That baby photo at the top is pretty scary. I think I'll even start wearing sunscreen inside after seeing that. I hope all goes well with your forehead. (By the way, if I had seen your bandaged forehead, I would have asked you what happened. My curiosity is too great.)

  6. MJ said… Tango: Your blog is so open and honest. I appreciate that! Thanks…LOL…it's my diary with other peoples input. It's been a great stress reliever!!That baby photo at the top is pretty scary. I think I'll even start wearing sunscreen inside after seeing that. Yeah, no kidding!! I wish I would have used sunscreen 40 some years ago.I hope all goes well with your forehead. (By the way, if I had seen your bandaged forehead, I would have asked you what happened. My curiosity is too great.)Ha, me too!!

  7. hey – just came back to see if you answered my comment (i always do that) and to see who else left comments and what they said (i always do that too!) and just want to add that i completely agree with MJ – YOUR blog is so open and honest and that is why i read every single one of your posts!

  8. Thank you, Kymber!! LOL…When I started this, I never thought that anyone else might be interested in reading my daily rantings and ravings.I also go back to everyone's blog that I keep up with several times a day and worry if someone hasn't posted in a while. That's what family does 🙂

  9. your welcome my friend!imagine – who knew that there were people out in the big, wild world who would care? but there are!and that's exactly what family does! (and my coming back again today proves it eh?)

  10. Sure does! 🙂

  11. Glad to hear that the boils are history. Sorry to hear about the spots. Yep it seems that suncream is an essential now, although it's not that often needed here in the UK! The bloging world is so cool isn't it? 🙂

  12. Joe, I don't ever remember getting burned when I lived in Germany, even though we would be swimming in salt water. I think I will stick to the shower over here instead.The blogging world is awesome!! 🙂

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