Friday, July 06, 2007

And the "good" news just doesn't stop

Got the results of my biopsy today. I figured it would be not good news when I found a voice mail on my cell from my Dr. reminding me of my appointment today--that's never happened before. It wasn't even the receptionist--it was the DOCTOR!

Atypical cells were found--PRE-melanoma. It's out thank goodness, but I pointed another mole out that I was concerned about. We're talking about biopsying that one too. I've called the dermatologist that my Mom went to and liked. I'm going to go to a specialist for the rest of any treatment I may need. I've heard of people getting more tissue taken out around the mole site--we'll see if that's what I'll get to have. I also have a lesion on my forehead that I think needs to be checked out. I'm concerned it's squamous cell carcinoma.

Good news today is that I finished Rusted Root! I even wore it to my Dr. appointment for luck. Too bad it only partly worked.

6 comments:

Karen said...

You've caught it early and you know what needs to be done. All good wishes for you!

goodkarma said...

I just made an appointment today to get all of my moles checked out. Thank goodness you are getting taken care of early!

Karen said...

I'm glad to hear they caught this early too. Thinking good thoughts for you!

jenny c said...

shit! pre-melanoma is better than melanoma for sure. Get everything checked out! I can't wait to see rusted root!

Romi said...

Whew! That was close! Pre is much much better than melanoma! Yikes.

hpadkisson said...

My husband had Stage 1 melanoma several years ago and all he required was surgery. In his case, they took out a pretty good chunk of flesh (it was on his side) but again, he had full-on melanoma (and he's 100% fine now). Very luck his was caught early.