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Can I get a break? Please?
More bad health news. Jesus. On Monday I went to the dermatologist, to follow up on a rash. While I was there they did two biopsies, one on one of the bites (which are still itchy and plentiful), and one on a black mole on my upper back. They called me today and told me there was a problem with the mole one. The cells were "atypical". Apparently moles change on a sliding scale, starting at mild, and then moving upward, with a couple of stops along the way, to melanoma. I'm at mild right now.

They want to excise the mole, which they'll be doing this Wednesday afternoon. It involves inner and outer stitches. After it's removed (along with some surrounding tissue), it'll be sent a pathologist for testing. What happens after that depends on the results.

I'm just flabbergasted at this. I'm hoping it's nothing, that mild will mean just that, mild. But the way my luck has been lately, who the hell knows?

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I think if it's mild, you'll be fine, but it's natural to worry until the test results come back. I'm so glad you caught it early and are getting it removed before it can get worse!

I'm trying to be positive, but really, I think I'm at my breaking point. What else can go wrong?

Think strictly positive on this--everything will be fine. It's good you checked this out.

I hadn't even noticed it until the doctor pointed it out. I really hope you're right, Roxy.

Just take it one step at a time. It's good that it's being taken care of early, and the chances are that everything's going to be fine. Will be thinking of you on Wednesday. *hugs*

Thank you, Karen. I'm so grateful to have you as a friend. *Huge hugs*

*clings you tight*

*smacks life around the face with a wet fish*

*takes fish from you, freezes it, then smacks life again*

So glad to hear from you, Suz. Always. *hugs tight*

You've caught it early though, so I'm thinking this is good luck not bad. *hugs*

I'm thinking that, too. Or trying to, anyway. Thank you, sweetie. *Hugs back*

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