Its gone!

keratosis

For the last thirty odd years I have been sporting a spot next to my left eye. Slap bang where everybody could see it. It got bigger. I went to the doctor. He said it was an age spot and froze it. Ouch.  It got rid of it. But it grew back. Again.  And again. Each time it got bigger and uglier.

Here it is in all it’s glory ⇒

It was time to stop pretending it was a beauty spot. So I finally decided it was time to do something about it. Today I sought a second opinion. She told me that freezing doesn’t work on this kind of thing. Well, that explains why it kept growing back!

Options were discussed. I could just leave it. It was nothing to be concerned about in terms of potential health risks.

Or I could have it removed.

Mole begone

She could do it right away  if I wanted.

Why not?

And before I knew it, there I was, flat on my back, hidden under a sterile sheet with a numb face while the petite little lady doctor cut it out. Just like that! All for the princely sum of AUD 10.

Four stitches. Incision line following my hard earned wrinkles.

In seven days stitches will be out and I will have no ugly big brown splot on my face.

Yay!  Only took  3o+ years 🙂

© Raili Tanska

Steps for Peace

I think it’s nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It’s a fair exchange. Cherie Lunghi
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25 thoughts on “Its gone!

  1. Wise decision…………… it had been changing and growing (I know your dermatologist said it wasn’t dangerous, but still). So close to your eye and on your face, I can understand why it took you so long to go for the surgery. Love the Steps for Peace!

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  2. I know this feeling I used to have a gap next to my two front teeth, I hated it but was told many times it was cute (Not to me). I eventually had it fixed when I was 41 and have never been more pleased with my gapless smile. Good for you. Heal up soon.

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  3. My doctor cut a bleedin’ great lump out of my leg a few months ago. I’d been ignoring it for years, and I suddenly got worried, so I rang my doc and described it – these days we can’t see a doctor until we’ve told him what the problem is (due to NHS cutbacks).They often prescribe over the phone! He told me to get STRAIGHT round to the surgery. He poked around a bit and gave me an appointment to have it gouged out by him, and a issue sample sent off. Until then, I had no idea that our GPs did that sort of thing at the surgery. Anyhoo… it wasn’t malignant, and it didn’t hurt a bit at any point. I was lucky – but then, it wasn’t beside my eye. Hope it feels better now.

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    1. Still a bit tender – stitches out Thurs. This GP has been trained by the National Skin Cancer Assoc to diagnose and treat in her medical practice, There’s quite a few around. Skin cancer is a big problem here due to sun exposure. Mine was benign – just ugly. Glad you got yours out too – they can turn nasty.

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      1. I expect that’s a sensitive place. Mine was on my calf. It started itching’ so I looked at it and saw it had a black scab on it. Scared me half to death… the scar has healed beautifully.

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      2. No, the blood was the reason I went to the doc…but it didn’t look like a scab. It looked like my skin had rotted and turned black. The lump was under my skin – some kind of benign tumour.

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