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

Sue - I'm very fair skinned and blue eyed.  Must these be removed? Or can
you live with it?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sue" <sue.nyc@att.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2005 6:41 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT: Not exactly good news...need advice

> Hi Cyndi,
>  I had the same thing in May 2004, only mine was next to my eye. They
> big, but they run deep down into the skin sometimes. I didn't need any
> grafts though. After I had my surgery the area was tender but that was the
> only pain I felt. Don't worry..I wear my scar with pride knowing it means
> beat the cancer. (And by the way I hate all things medical too-I'm a
> cat.) Your doc is right..it's very common these days. My doc said just
> everyone who is fair skinned and blue eyed will probably get one. Be extra
> good to yourself and relax!
> Sue
> > 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
> > common and people get this done all the  time. The bad news is that due
> > its size and position they are going to  have to move a lot of skin
> on
> > my face to patch the hole. (I swear  this thing is not really that big.
> 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
> 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?
> >
> > Cyndi
> >
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