Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Boo Boo


For the past several months I have watched this gross mass grow on my face.  It started out as a zit and just exploded from there.  It looked like "the blob" was taking over my face.  OK, I am being dramatic (it must be hormones), but I am worried what it is.  Yesterday my doctor did a pinpoint biopsy on it to make sure it isn't skin cancer which is what many Zonies (slang name for Arizona peeps) suffer from.  My hubby had cancer removed from his arm.  This is on my face and I had horrible visions of my nose being removed.  He froze off the rest of the mass and put a camouflage bandage on my face.  I should get my results by next Monday.  Fingers cross that it is nothing but mid-life reminders that I am getting older.  Also, I have a spur on the bottom of my left foot and when inflamed feels like I am walking on rocks.

17 comments:

  1. I hope you get good results. These things can be so scary.

    Hugs,
    Lois

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  2. Thanks Lois, me too. I have talke with others who had these weird masses on them and they turned out to be something else which is common for mid-lifers... jeez!

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  3. Worst case, it was basal-cell which is the typical culprit for most 50-somethings in AZ. Just about everyone gets at least one. The don't spread, don't cause problems. You're Italian so my guess is it's not the nasty melanoma definitely. Will be happy for you on Monday when all you doc does is tell you how to treat it while it's healing. Once it scabs up, be sure to keep it sunblocked to avoid a scar. Other than that, sis, you should be good to go on another road trip--with your sun hat, of course.

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  4. Take it easy and wear a big hat.

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  5. Barry, I just bought a big floppy hat for my desert romps.

    Sis, I hope you are right. It probably isn't anything bad. My doctor didn't seem too worried so I hope that is a good sign. Thank goodness I bought that floppy hat to wear on our road trips.

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  6. Oh man, that's got to be concerning. Hoping all will come back clean...but if not that it's something easily treatable. I think it's kind of neat you got to have a camo bandaid, though! AND that you have an excuse to wear a big floppy hat. (Well, you never need an excuse, but I have my eye on one that costs a fortune and my hub would require a good excuse to justify me spending so much! lol)

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  7. Hope the news is good! In the meantime, if it IS The Blob, stock up on CO2 fire extinguishers! (just in case!)

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  8. Yep Court; I am always ready for a good excuse to shop. I may need something to go with that big floppy hat... humm!

    Thanks for the advise Gummer; I think my doctor may have used that on it yesterday. It looks gross today.

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  9. Bless your heart! I had an area removed from my right upper cheek-bone area years ago during the summer. Had a band-aid on it for a long time because I couldn't get it in the sun. It started out like a small dark area that resembled a birth mark. It kept growing, and growing and one dermatologist barely looked at it and said "it's nothing". Well a year later I had another look at it and he said "That's got to come off!" YikeS! LOL It was nothing, but was kinda scary when he was hacking (ok, not really) at my face! I have a VERY light scar. He done good! LOL

    You'll be fine! More than anything it's more than likely just an aggravation! In the meantime, I think sporting that camo band-aid is pretty cool! Now go to the store and buy some pretty Hello Kitty or Sponge Bob ones. Your grand-baby will get a kick out of it!

    Keep me posted sis! Love ya!

    P.S. I like the layout! ;)

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  10. Kennedy would love seeing a Shrek or Toy Story bandage on her gamma's face. I will have to buy some. Thanks for your comment. I hope it is not anything bad considering it is next to my nose and I really need it for all kinds of reasons. I am glad all went well with you, little sis. It is too bad the first doc didn't take an interest. He could have taken care of it before it got bigger.

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  11. I'm sure you will be fine, and so ya know.
    I don't think they go as far as cutting off noses these days.
    My dad had that problem on his nose as well ,and they cut the problem area out ,and patch you up.

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  12. PC, it is just me being dramatic about my nose, lol. I am sure they will patch me up with little scarring.

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  13. I feel ya with the nose thing! I personally kinda like my nose (especially in profile) and I'd be just as dramatic! Tee Hee! I'm such a brat!

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  14. LOL, my Mom had a mole of some type removed from her nose and it turned out to be nothing. She has no scar or any indication on her nose of there once being something. Another man told me that he did have cancer near his nose and his just has a tiny scar where they removed it. He also still has his nose, lol.

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  15. My father is Italian and he has had BOTH cancerous and non-cancerous so being Italian has nothing to do with it. he's had HUNDREDS removed over the years. good luck hon.

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  16. Hope your test was neg....Scary stuff...Gotta Love that Az sun but need to protect your pretty face...Don't forget to Wear you Floppy Hat!!

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