posted: January 23rd, 2009
If you are a reader of my blog (and according to my stats, there are a surprising large number of you), you know about my Mom. We are almost at the three year anniversary of her passing (summary: liver cancer, melanoma, and complications from bad medical care).
Knowing that the trigger for my Mom's descent into cancer hell was a mole, I decided to do something about a number of moles on my face, and a head cyst (again, readers of the blog will know some of this already).
I can report, so far, that all the biopsy tests have come back clear - no cancer.
The price for this, though, is (currently) a very painful nose. I had five moles "shaved" (you don't want to know). I will say this...you know when you go to the dentist, and the dentist sticks that novocaine needle into your gums? Well, imagine that needle going multiple times into your nose. OUCH! And that is just to numb you up!
My nose is much smoother (yay), but DAMN it still hurts...and I look like I lost a fight. :P
One more biopsy report, and this is behind me.
Would have been nice to have medical insurance to pay for this. :P