2017 started with doctors appointments. I had my six month appointment with the dermatologist. He is one of my favorites doctors. The staff is very nice. Doctor knows what he is doing. They are always on time. He has become the family skin doctor.
Two Monday’s ago I saw him. Everything was ok till he got to my right cheek. He thought it possible could be a pre cancer or possible basal cell cancer. I needed a biopsy. I’m no stranger to biopsies. The doctor is good at them. If I have basal cell cancer this would be my third cancer.
So he finishes. The answer to all my questions is “We’ll be in touch” I wait till the following Monday, call the office back. Tuesday morning a nurse calls. Doctor talked to the pathologist. Report is he’s not sure. Doctor wants to see. Saw doctor Friday afternoon. He did another biopsy on the same site says results should be back by Wednesday at the latest. Thinks he got everything this time. Depending on the results I might need to see another doctor for further treatment.
I know with PTEN skin cancer I am at a higher risk for skin cancer. Every year I buy sun block but forget to use it. With my large head size I have one ball cap that fits.
Treatment for pimples in my teens included time under a sun lamp and night cream that smelled like sulfur.
This summer I will use sun block not just buy it. Hopefully there is somewhere out there that has cute wide brim hats for summer.
Most important my hope is my family, friends will make a point to use sunscreen with me.