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Old 04-23-2019, 08:25 PM
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I too have no desire to join the C-club. Sounds like you-all have it under control, which is a good thing.
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Old 04-24-2019, 12:02 AM
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Yes, I did scrape by. I think I would call this a Little C encounter. Hope to keep it that way.
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:26 AM
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The wound area is a bit sore this AM after novocaine finally wore off. But not enough to take anything. Will be changing the bandage at noon for the first time. Not sure I'm going to take a pic like Grant did, though.
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:41 AM
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Fortunately, living in this area we have access to some of the best docs in the country if not the world. My surgeon has done 10,000 of these procedures and is a clinical professor at Georgetown Medical Center. He had a little assembly line going yesterday. There were about five of us patients in the waiting area and I guess he moved from room to room slicing and dicing. These types of cancers usually form on parts exposed to the sun - head, neck, ears, lips, arms, legs and hands. I had not been to a dermatologist in years when I went to my new one with the bump on my leg. It came up very suddenly. She also did a body scan and removed three small growths. Two were fine and one has a few irregular cells, so will be monitoring that. It is very small.
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Old 04-24-2019, 03:55 AM
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There's a lot to be said for big urban areas. Teaching hospitals are really good. Impersonal at times but really good.
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:04 AM
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He has a private surgical clinic in Chevy Chase. That's where I went. Everyone was very nice.
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Old 04-24-2019, 05:07 AM
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Rick has had a few skin cancer surgeries. One on the ear involved a graft, as did one on the bridge of the nose. Not pleasant, but at least he wasn't dealing with melanoma. I think they do the Moh's surgery in areas where there is not a lot of tissue to work with, that way they are only taking what they need and can stop when the margins are clear.

Heal quickly, Deb. My mom had issues with her legs and it would take a while to heal.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:27 AM
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Took a couple pics of the wound after the surgeon did his thing, but they were blurry. I have plenty of time to take a couple more if anyone is dying to see it. Wound is about the size of a nickle, maybe twice the width of the bump. One thing I can't do is go in the pool for the whole time of healing, so about three months. Pool water is full of bacteria and harsh chemicals which would be bad for healing. So...maybe latter half of summer.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by MsPerky View Post
Took a couple pics of the wound after the surgeon did his thing, but they were blurry. I have plenty of time to take a couple more if anyone is dying to see it. Wound is about the size of a nickle, maybe twice the width of the bump. One thing I can't do is go in the pool for the whole time of healing, so about three months. Pool water is full of bacteria and harsh chemicals which would be bad for healing. So...maybe latter half of summer.
Hope you heal up soon. The pool thing is killing me after have had my knee scoped. I have to be out only two weeks Three months would push me over the edge!
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:14 AM
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I had a surgical excision on my face a couple of years ago to remove a Basil Cell Carcinoma. They froze a couple of smaller spots. Hazards of a hobby that has me out in the sun for 8+ hours every weekend.
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