Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mohs Surgery for Melanoma

Early yesterday, I walked to the surgeon's office to have a bit of my cheek sliced away. Two months ago, a tiny melanoma was found there by my dermatologist. The worst part was the lidocaine pricks, but I'm used to that.

The procedure took a few minutes; the bandaging took longer. I have an inch or more of oval shaped white bandaging under my right eye, sticking out a quarter of an inch. I have to return today for either more scraping or stitches. I'm banned from exercise of any kind for at least a week. This will be difficult.

My NY doc still hasn't gotten back to me about the second-opinion findings. I call and leave messages every day. I want to march over there and confront her. I probably won't do that though. I'll call again today and try to be patient. Grrrrr.


Ronni Gordon said...

I agree the lidocaine was the worst part. Why are you copying me by having a piece taken out from under your right eye, and what's with that NY doctor?

Paula said...

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Bug these people until you get an answer.
You deserve it!

Ann said...

I can't believe your NY doctor. Hopefully you get some answers soon.

Jim said...

PJ, You remain in my prayers. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. You remain a shining light for so many. Jim

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Get on his case! You need answers!