I go into the dermatologist for a funny rash that went away almost as soon as I had made the appointment. The doc looked at the remnants and pronounced it eczema (or some other equally toothless thing whose name I don’t remember). Then I directed her attention to the strange bastard hybrid of a blood blister and a mole on my left shoulder. So, she chopped it out, just to be safe. I’ll know in about a week whether it was a slow-growth basal cell carcinoma or some benign vascular cherry spot or harmless aberration. Still, I can’t do any heavy lifting for 2 weeks, and it kind of burns/itches now that the anæsthetic has worn off.

I was fine during the injection. Didn’t hurt at all. I was fine while she was cutting the damn thing out, despite being able to hear it. But then, for some reason, during the stitching process, I started to get lightheaded. So there I am, half-naked, with 3 females (2 nurses, 1 doctor) standing around, and I have to drink a juice box and eat a Multi-Grain bar and be babied. No wonder I stopped being so deathly pale after I ate: I must have been blushing like a fiend.

Anyway, the procedure wasn’t bad. I’ve had a mole cut out in a similar fashion. I’ve had my tongue cut (I was tongue-tied, when the frenulum under the tongue is attached all the way to the tip), by a colorectal surgeon, no less. I had my wisdom teeth removed. I had one of my big toe nails removed (six injections to the big toe: ouch!). Damn body.

That is my day. Entertaining, no?

§400 · October 7, 2004 · ·

5 Comments to “Separating the wheat from the basal cell”

  1. Allison says:

    gross if you ask me….lol I love you!

  2. Andy says:

    Ee hee hee hee hee! Lookit the li’l nekkid boy drinking fruit juice! Tee hee hee!

  3. ffanatic says:

    I’ve had the toenail thing done, on both toes no less. That spray they use is quite cold, and that was the only thing that got to me.

  4. Ben says:

    Spray? There’s a spray involved?

  5. ffanatic says:

    They used a spray for me. See, at first, the idea was to just remove one portion of the nail on the side, as it was growing very wide. They botched that, and ended up removing the whole thing. They had to spray my big toe to numb it, so that they could cut the skin on the one side. Maybe they do it differently now; I had these done in 7th and 8th grade respectively.

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