Friday, June 27, 2008

De-whiskered

My stitches came out this morning. Yay! It looks FABULOUS, too. There's almost no scar to speak of--slightly discolored (and I mean VERY slightly--you probably wouldn't even notice it if you weren't looking for it, like I was), but I bought some Mederma that should pretty much eliminate even that.

I did get the results of the mole biopsy, though (I'm just a biopsy-ing fool these days). I was surprised to find out that there was actually some dysplasia (abnormal cells) taking place. He had been pretty sure that it was totally benign, but not so much. There was no cancer there, but he said that it COULD HAVE (but not definitely) gone that way if we hadn't gotten rid of it. The dysplasia had gone below the surface layer of skin into the dermis underneath, which is where bad things start to occur. However, we officially don't have to worry about that anymore anyway.

PSA, though: ALWAYS have suspicous looking moles checked out!! Skin cancer is just about the easiest cancer to prevent and treat, if you catch it early enough. Be careful out there! As I just learned, it's better to be safe than sorry.

4 comments:

Anna said...

Wow, glad you got it taken care of! It's almost a shame to lose the wiskers - they were kinda cute ;)

sparkydiva said...

well i'm just glad that you're alright - :)

Renee said...

LOL Anna :-)

Wow. Well, I'm glad your dad pushed you to have it looked at!

Fred said...

Good advice. I go to the dermatologist three times a year just to make sure.