Tuesday, May 02, 2017

More Medical Meddling

Spent most of the day up in Corning at the Guthrie Center Way where I had to skin cancers removed. One near my left temple was a squamous cell cancer that they had to test to insure they got it all otherwise there would be more cutting. The other, on the middle of my chest, was of a different variety and simply had to be cut out. Both were early stages and they seem to have been completely removed.

Aside from all the waiting for the lab results to come back, it wasn't that bad an experience. There were lots of jokes about scars and super heroes and random, free flowing repartee and comments from the three of us in the room.

There was a little bit of "ouch!" when he injected pain killers in to the sites, but the actual gouging out of the skin and flesh (about 3/16 to a 1/4 inch deep and 1-1/2 inch long and 1/2 wide in both cases) was surprisingly painless. The doctor had to lengthen both oval areas a bit to stitch things together so the scars are likely to be around 2 inches in length.

Anyway, I got a half of my face lifted a bit so I'm not sneering at you nor am I Elvis or The Joker. And I'll have two lovely white bandages for a couple of weeks and then some scars I can tell lies about. No hard physical activity for three days or so. (I can live with that!)

1 comment:

WendyFromNY said...

Nasty stuff, hope all heals well and reports come back good.