Thursday, April 30, 2015

There Will Be No Pictures

I went, they shot me, cut me, biopsied, stitched me up and covered the side of my nose in bandages.
Did it hurt?  Is the Pope Catholic?  Yes it hurt.  Did I cry, no, but I sure wanted to.  Have to go back on Friday to have my dressings checked and then the following Friday to have my stitches out.
Don't know how many stitches are under the skin, they dissolve on their own, but there are 5 to be taken out on top of the skin. It felt weird when he was putting them in, not painful, but the tugging was definitely uncomfortable.
They say there will be little or no scaring, that it was done in the crease on the left side of my nose, but I worry.  Visions of Frankenstein's monster wander through my head.
And worse of all I'm on antibiotics again.  The doctor said that because the "wound" was near my nose there was a greater risk of infection.  No telling what the antibiotics will do to me, the last bunch made a mess.
Grumble, grumble.  But the cancer is all gone and they only had to take one layer more off to find clear skin.  So I am grateful, but sore.


  1. I am sorry that you are so sore my dear, but so very glad to hear that all went as well as it could do and that you are all clear. That is the very most important thing!!! I hope that the meds don't do too much to you other than keep you well! Take care and have a relaxing weekend. xx

  2. I am pleased for you that it is all over, and hope that you are soon feeling back on form with just an insignificant reminder of the event.
    It is high time that the scientist began finding some replacement for our dependance on antibiotics, the situation is becoming dire with each year that passes.

  3. Oh, dear sounds like a horrid procedure but thank goodness all is now clear. I hope that the antibiotics don't upset you again. Take care:)

  4. Good it's over and good it's resolved. No, don't wiggle your nose too much and soon it will be normal.

  5. Antibiotics are both wonderful and problematic. Glad the cancer has been taking care of and hope you feel better soon!

  6. Yes, glad to hear that they reached clear skin so fast. You will heal, I know, and my sympathies with you while you are doing it.

  7. I am so sorry to read this, Janet. Wishing you all the best,
    Marianne from Let's Read


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