Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Feels like deja vu!

After skin cancer surgery two months ago my scar was healing nicely, all except this raised area at the bottom of the scar. I noticed it wasn't going away after massaging for the two months daily and using scar cream. It was just getting bigger and was staying sore to the touch and red. I called my doctors office yesterday to make an appointment to check it out. "Can you be here at 3:15 today?" I wasn't expecting that soon and wasn't prepared mentally to be cut on this soon. Dr. Gurley, after examining the bump thought it could be several things.
  • Either the cancer is back
  • It could be a dog ear
  • or it could be scar tissue that didn't heal right
  • or maybe a stitch that caused infection
None of which sounded good to me!
Anyway, after Insurance approval and preparing me for surgery, I was faced with those dreaded shots again! Feels like deja vu! They seemed to hurt worse this  time around. I guess because the scar was so new and still sensitive. We waited for my face to be numb and then continued on. I like Dr. Gurley. He has a way of making you comfortable by his sense of humor.
After removal of the bump for biopsy and suturing me back up I was sent on my way. As the rest of the evening moved on and the numbness awakened, I was hit with the worse pain. I wasn't in that much pain last time! My face hurt, my nose hurt, my eyes hurt...I was in pain. What was different this time? After two pain pills and a sleeping pill I did manage to get some rest. Wow.....Ya know, you just don't wake up in the morning and say to yourself you want to have a day like this....
I need to plan my day better...

4 comments:

  1. I agree!!!I feel bad for Summer also with that screw in her moouth..That hurts just thinking about it...Hope this is the last cut for you and the medicine helped on the face!!I know you looked good when we saw u it was getting better!

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  2. Hope you feel better soon!!

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  3. I hope you feel better today Betty! By the way, your picture after the 2nd cut looks pretty good. What did the Dr. find when he opened it up again? You have been through a lot, sis! Keep up the happy thoughts. I love you.

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  4. I hope Summer is also feeling better by now. Just think how beautiful her teeth are going to look.

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