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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More Vain than I Thought! :)

A lot has happened since my last post. The biggest thing is that I was diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma and had to have a Mohs surgery to have it removed. It was a very difficult time for me as I struggled with the anxiety and fear brought on by the word "cancer". I knew in my head that this was a very easily treated cancer, with a super high success and cure rate. I had one of the best dermatologist surgeons, and was having a very minimally invasive procedure.

But I was FREAKING out!

I think mainly I was worried about having to have my face cut as the basal cell was just above my eyebrow. I have never felt like the most beautiful person, in fact, I rarely feel beautiful. So I do everything in my power to enhance what I got! LOL The knowledge that I could be scarred really scared me. And then, I started feeling like a schmuck because I was I feeling so vain! :)

Here are some pics (sorry if they're too graphic lol):

This was right after they took the first piece. They ended up having to go in a second time because they did not get it all the first time.

This is me feeling pretty swollen the day after the procedure. I still have a tiny bit of swelling and a small bruise, but luckily I did not have a black eye! lol I did have to wear this bandage for a whole week (changing it 2x a day)!!! So I got a lot of questions of course and wore my bangs down a lot lol

Two days after the procedure I was able to take off the bandage. This is what it looked like with the four stitches. I also have internal stitches that will dissolve in the next 4-6 months.

This is me today! I got my stitches out and no longer have to wear a bandage!! Woohoo! LOL It's still a little red and raw looking, but it is going to heal very nicely and I doubt the scar will even be noticable unless you're right in my face :)

So, Just a little update on me. :) I'll be posting another blog soon as lots has been churning in this head of mine. :)

1 comment:

  1. ummmmmm whoah. scary. im so glad everything went well!