Ya this will be short bc I am typing one handed.
Here I am looking pretty smug
It's about NOW I am fondlyrecalling my melanoma excision in the Derm's oupatient surgery center 4+ yearsago. Here I have had a shot of Lido and Epi ( numb it and vasoconstrict it) that wasthe size of Mt everest.I kid you not. I am ok with injections. But when I sawthat syringe i knew we werein for abattle.
I pulled out a few " damn it you felt worse at mile 20 of IM...." and "breathe." I think the PA nearly got kicked bc this was a three for. three or as rich says a"triangulation ---
I think i fired off afew desperate texts to rich, damie and Jen and read a chapter of my book to distract which i nowneed to read again.
Note the surgeon's signing off AT and me saying YES this hand.
It all started here:
And if you hadnt had a melanoma and a viglient DERM you would, as i did, think its a broken blood vessel that sorta clotted, for lack of a better term. But when she see'sblue or black that means"Biopsy" andsadly this was setting up housekeeping in the palmar aponeurosis ( fascia) or actually I think it was deeper bc Doc Thomas said he had agood look at the Ulnar Nerve and Artery and they were fine. That both fascinates me and makes me realize hewas digging away deeper than the fascia.
So now i feel like this:
See? Close isnt it?
But i still made dessert:)
And no, much to many's suggestions i didnt use my hand as an oven mit.
The prognosis is good. He said its likely a Hemangioma, or a blood vessel, but they sent it off to get biopsied for sure. Overall I am glad i did it. It didnt bother me other than riding or pumping my tires, but once you have had the C word,and knowingwhat battles Rich has ahead its silly to not get this out.
I cant swim for a few days but that is ok. I have an Rx for some vicodin that i wont fill and hopeully iwill feel better soon!
Hope you had a less eventful day!