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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

I HAD A PARTIAL FACECTOMY






At the end of June I had a dermatologist remove a small skin cancer from my face. 
It looked like this before he removed it.
As you can see, my face isn't as wrinkled as in the later pictures.
The purple is from Harold and the Magic Crayon:

Then I was left with the Grand Canyon a large hole on my face
but it was covered with a bandage:

A week or so later he gave me the bride of Frankenstein look 
he put stitches in:

But it looked a little better bandaged, 
which he said would keep it clean:
(My face isn't quite that wrinkled;
The bandage pulled the skin.) 

After two weeks of that,
the stitches were removed on July 18th.
I still had some healing to go:

This is how it looked on August 26th.
The red spot is where I picked at it.
Overall, I think it looks a lot better & I'm sure it will continue to heal:


It could have been worse; fortunately he wasn't my doctor:
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And  this wasn't my problem:
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Or this:
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Or even this:
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And even though I had to lie awake in an uncomfortable position
for three hours, it was better than this:
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In case you found this post depressing, here's an extra dose of cartoons from spectickles.com:























I asked the doctor if this procedure would leave a scar.  His answer?  "Probably not.  We line it up with the wrinkles."  I think he was serious.  My regular dermatologist said it would definitely leave a scar.  I just hope it doesn't ruin my chances in the Miss America Pageant----fishducky

 






23 comments:

  1. Glad that you are healing. Keep it up.
    Sadly I think a lot of doctors are into aggressive billing. They are very, very skilled at it as well.

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    1. Something worth doing is worth doing well!!

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  2. You look to be healing very well Fran, I believe the Miss America Pageant will be a piece of cake for you.

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    1. You think so? I haven't won the last 60+ years. Maybe you have to actually enter!!

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  3. These pictures are exactly why I don't want any facial work done, although have had an eye lift. Obviously a candidate for woman of the year, Fran!

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    1. I thought it was obvious, too; glad you agree!!

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  4. The La . . . Lar . . . singers are funny.

    Love,
    Janie

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  5. Mercy gal, they sure took a chunk but thankfully you seem to be healing well. I say go for for Mrs. America. A no doubter.
    Loved those medical cartoons. All we can do is laugh.

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    1. I never thought there'd be such a big hole. I went in for a check up today & the doctor said it's healing well. If it leaves a scar he said he could laser it!!

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  6. Your post reminds me that I have a couple of oddities I need to have my doctor take a look at.

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  7. Glad that you're healing up. It looks good. My mom had one removed in front of her ear. She said it didn't hurt, but it sounded like the doctor was sawing shoe leather.

    Those cartoons remind me of when I had an amniocentesis test. I swear the needle was two feet long. Then right before plunging it into my belly, they TURNED OUT THE LIGHTS in the exam room. On purpose! It would have been interesting to know what the unborn Pony was thinking when it pierced his living quarters.

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    1. The Pony was probably thinking "What in the not heaven was that?"

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  8. I say go for for Mrs. America. A no doubter.


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  9. Alive with a scar is better than the alternative, no wait, that's not right. ummm, a scar is a small price to pay? Whatever keeps you alive is worth it?
    I'm just glad you're still around to tell us all about it.
    The cartoons are great :)

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    1. At my age a scar is the least of my problems. At least I no longer look like the bride of Frankenstein!!

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  10. That is some not-simple procedure! Must have been most unpleasant, but it does seem to be healing well.

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    1. Besides the procedure itself, the most unpleasant part was changing the bandages!!

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  12. Medical folk get to bill you whether you improve, get worse, or die...and thy get to charge you a lot. Quite a gig. ;)

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