Saturday, November 15, 2008

Procrastination!! God help us.

Always a big one for getting people to understand that unknown areas that grow on a person's body should be checked out as soon as it is found and it's big enough to see without a magnifying glass, I let a place on my face on the lower left side keep growing till it was @ 1/4 inch long. I thought it was a "keritosis" just like all the rest of the spots are all over my body. Turns out it was a squamous cell carcinoma that he took a whole inch to cut it out. Then he proceeded to stitch it up in two layers, inner tissue then skin. The numbing medicine was the worst part of the whole thing and the outter edge at the bottom where the "number" didn't reach.

Now it has to be washed with peroxide and have neosporin on for the next 2 weeks. plus "do not get it wet" instructions and a hideously long bandaid.

All of this has been said to say please don't let any place that comes up on your person go unattended for more than a few days.

We all put things go for as long as we can get away with it, but often we don't listen to the the smartest person we know~~ourelves. And that's how I remember it......

1 comment:

JSG said...

Thanks for advice - from one of the smartest people I know.

Happy healing!