My hubby is in the Air Force which means we get free medical care. It also means you don't chose your doctor. I was relieved when mine came in and the nurse addressed him, "Good Morning, Chief". Woohoo! The Chief of Dermatology would be cutting on me and not some brand new resident. I got really queasy during the procedure (if you won't think less of me, I'll confess I was close to passing out). I was numb, but it was still a creepy experience and the more I tried not to think about it, the more of course I thought about it. I think I was holding my breathe-which wasn't good. It also took way longer than the first time (5-6 minutes, instead of 2-3 minutes). I also would have handled it better if it would have been on my arm or back, but eyes freak me out.
After the procedure, I went back to the waiting room to wait for my results. Luckily, they got it all and I now have "clean margins". So I went back so they could stitch me up. I have 6 stitches and wasn't prepared for how big it would be. Hopefully it will clear up nice. They said if it doesn't, they can use a laser to treat the scar later.
Interestingly enough, he said that there is no medical evidence that products like Mederma do anything. I should have saved my $18. He recommends petroleum jelly.
If you have weird reddish patches that won't heal-go see a doctor. Consider this my Public Service Announcement.
Oh, Tara. I'm so glad you're okay. Ugh, I hate it when our bodies betray us like that! I think you wear the stitches very well, though. Hugs!ReplyDelete
Glad they were able to get it...but a little freaked that I have something that looks IDENTICAL to this picture and its almost in the same exact spot as your stitches!! I've been nervous about it for a while but now I'm queasy thinking I may have cancer! Yikes!ReplyDelete
Glad it's over! Doesn't look too bad!ReplyDelete
That is super creepy. I'm glad you had the top guy too, and I bet it will heal up nicely. Good job for taking care of yourself!ReplyDelete
Well, Frankie...I'm glad that all went well and you got a clean bill of health! That whole situation sounds completely un-fun!ReplyDelete
I know I'd be close to passing out too!ReplyDelete
Glad you are ok :)