Something To Look Forward To

I am just back from a hospital appointment with a Dermatology Consultant, having a mole on my leg investigated.

I was a little taken aback when he said it needed to be removed and sent for biopsy, as I was expecting him to say it was nothing sinister.

He is referring me to the Plastic Surgery team as it is quite large and will require a skin graft to cover the wound.

It seems my procedure is likely to be done before Christmas. 

What's the betting the appointment falls at the same time as completion on the house?



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  1. Oh drat! I am sorry to hear this JayCee. Fingers crossed, everything will be okay.

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    1. Thank you YP. I am very much a coward when it comes to scalpels, blood and suchlike. Especially when the blood is mine.

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  2. It'll be fine. Katie Price has had lots of plastic surgery.

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    1. Yes, but look what it's done to her!!!

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    2. Depends what else you are planning to have done at the same time.

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    3. I wonder if they can do an age reversal procedure on my face?

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  3. They take these things off two a penny these days J x

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  4. My sister had that done this summer. It was not painful. She had some directions to follow to keep it clean while healing. She was able to do all of her normal activities during that time.
    Hope yours goes as smoothly and won't impact your move at all.

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    1. Thanks Ellen. As I commented to Rachel, I am such a wimp.

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  5. I had a black mark (mole?) on my arm, under the skin and that was removed - incredibly skilfully - I never felt a thing from start to completely healed. That went for biopsy but they told me it was nothing nasty. Forgotten the name of it now. Hope it all goes well for you.

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    1. Thank you BB. Mine is on my shin and is fairly large so I am guessing it will take a while to heal. Lots of chocolate should help ...

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  6. JayCee I too had a mole on my nose - that turned out to just be precancerous and I had chemotherapy cream. After a month it had quite gone. I always pays to go early with these things as they are quite common and a lot is known about them. Good luck

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    1. Thanks Weaver. I have had this one for quite some time but ignored it until it started to grow larger and feel very itchy. Perhaps I should not have left it.

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  7. There is a principle that I believe humans call Murphy's law... It could get you out of lifting boxes and stuff. Just be glad it isn't on your nose (or the sole of your foot).

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    1. Not! I am Mrs Wimp, Queen of the Wimpie People

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  9. I had a piece cut out of my back a few years ago for biopsy. Hate the waiting. I was fine. Hope your bisopsy comes out postively too. Reading the comments it seems to be just another part of life now.

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    1. I'm glad yours turned out well Linda. Yes, it does seem to be a common occurrence now, having chunks of flesh cut out.

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  10. Make sure they get it all. I had to go back for a second "cut" for the basal cell carcinoma on my ear. It still feels a bit numb and I am missing a small chunk of the cartilage. Luckily my hair covers it. I left it a bit long too.

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    1. This is a little difficult for J because she is an innocent patient. How can she 'make sure ghey get it all'?

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    2. In the information details I have read it says that a second op is often necessary after the biopsy results. If the melanoma is graded higher than first estimated then more healthy skin has to be removed as a precaution. Something more to look forward to!

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  11. Better out than in. Hope it goes well

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  12. Hoping the procedure is relatively pain-free and the results negative. Fingers crossed.

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  13. Not betting, because Murphy's law shows us clearly that this is exactly what will happen.

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