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Skin Cancer Surgery Results and Not Your Mother's Warning

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

So I got all 8 stitches out yesterday and some very good news!!! The surgery removed all the skin cancer!! YIPPEE!! I am done with this chapter of my life. I have the go ahead to get back to working out but my knee still does not have the bend in it I would like so I am going to rest for a few more days. Not to worry tho, when I feel the knee is ready I will slowly get back into the hard pace I used to have before surgery!!

So this is my warning to all --- When you go to the dermatologist for your annual skin cancer check (did you catch that I assumed you were going??? You are, no doubt about it!!) and the dermatologist says they found a spot that looks suspicious, DO NOT BALK!!! Still in shock, I was floored when my dermatologist told me that people tell her not to take a skin sample because of the scar it might leave. OK, she could be wrong and the sample comes back negative and now you have a scab followed by possibly a scar. But did you go to medical school and specialize in this?? Very few of you reading this blog did so I am telling you to listen to the voice that went to med school!!! Because in the balancing scale of things that can go wrong in your life, dying from something that was on its way to being prevented is just downright stupid!!

Oh, and use your sunscreen!!!

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  • MOMMA48
    What super wonderful news, hun! Love it!!
    3190 days ago
    So glad it all worked out. What great news.
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  • BEFIT021
    I've been lucky so far! Up until just a very few years ago I was a HUGE sun-worshipper(now I worship self tanner).

    I have a LOT of moles(my dad calls them my beauty marks) & every couple of years I go to 'get mapped'. And that's exactly what it sounds like-there is a map of the female body and all my moles are measured, placed on the map and compared to my other maps for any changes. They're all on my back & stomach.

    I knew a lady many years ago who had skin cancer and either lost or had removed half of her nose.

    Glad everything turned out well for you!
    3194 days ago
    I did not go to medical school but I am a NP and I can tell you that words from you who have experienced the situation is often times better than hearing it from a provider!! I cannot tell you how many times I tell people to get their shingles shot and some do listen but most come in after a friend or loved one has gone through the often debilitating pain of shingles and then they are like ok I am ready to spend the $ 200 dollars can I get a script for it? So please continue to ring the Bells of Warning to get skin checks and wear skin block. Nothing like hearing it from someone who has been there. Glad you are doing well!! emoticon
    3194 days ago
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