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Re: OT: Not exactly good news...need advice

    Whimp is my middle name.  I am not sure what I  would ask in this 
situation.  I have put off going to an oral surgeon,  because I have a cyst in my 
mouth.  SO I can relate to your  concerns. Looks like there are no other options. 
 Did you get a  second opinion? It is normal to be afraid, and if any one 
tells you  otherwise they would be lying!  I will keep you in my thoughts and  
We are stronger than we think,  you can make it through this!!!   And you 
In a message dated 11/9/2005 7:15:47 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes:

This is  off-topic, sorry, but no one I work with can be helpful so I'm  going
farther afield. 
I got a piece of news that wasn't so great.  Apparently I have a basal cell
carcinoma on my nose and I have to have  plastic surgery to get it removed.
The good news of course is that once  it's gone, it's gone; they are very
common and people get this done all the  time. The bad news is that due to
its size and position they are going to  have to move a lot of skin around on
my face to patch the hole. (I swear  this thing is not really that big. I can
barely see it. But he's the  doctor). Two weeks, he says, before I ought to
appear in public, although I  gather actual feeling-bad time is only a couple
days, and probably a year  before the scars are not noticeable.
I'm such a wimp I don't even like  getting my blood pressure taken, let alone
general anesthesia and surgery!  I haven't had anything like this before. I
was rattled and I couldn't  really think of what questions I should be
asking. I know it's a common  operation and they're real blasi about it, but
you know, I'm nervous. What  would you want to know if it were you? 


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