Hey hey y’all. Let me just tell you about this cancer removal I had on Monday morning, it hurts like hell!
Let’s backtrack to my quarterly visit to the dermatology office last month. I had 5 areas removed for biopsies: 1 on the top of my hand, one on my forearm and one on my shoulder. All on the right arm. Then I had one on my chest and left forearm removed too. On top of the biopsies, I had 16 spots (AKs as I like to call them – Actinic keratosis) frozen off. Those was a combo of my face, chest and both arms. I didn’t take any pics this time for some reason, but don’t worry, I got some good ones (BARF) from the surgery on Monday!
Fortunately when my results came back last week, only 1 of 5 were cancerous – squamous cell, and it was this guy on my shoulder. The rest were “pre-cancers” and the biopsies removed them.
Fast forward to this past Monday, surgery day!
I am usually not nervous as I have a had a few cancers removed already, but they have always been in “meaty” spots. I was a little apprehensive as my shoulder ain’t got no fat to work with – IMO. I wasn’t sure how they were going to cut out the area seeing that I have boney shoulders?!
Well let me just tell you, they are NOT as boney as I thought. The doc was able to get a nice chunk of skin from the area (as marked by that eye design, ha) to send to the lab. Fingers crossed my margins are cleared and I don’t need to go back and get reopened!
The struggle was real getting that skin back together and closed up. I mean look at that hole below (BARF)! They had to switch thread or whatever they were using two different times to make sure it closed. They got it done and now it feels like a tight zipper pulling my skin together in every direction. And of course, this is my dominate arm so lifting it to do anything is a struggle. Jon (my hubs) was excited to have a few days off where I didn’t clean and vacuum, but guess what… I get use my LEFT arm, duh!
So now that I am home and healing, I am taking extra care of my new scar area. Following doctors care instructions, plus adding my own step in the process… applying CBD at night before bed!
Stay tuned. Tomorrow I will post about the benefits of CBD: scars and the healing process.
Look how clean and pretty that drip is by the way!