Yesterday I missed a phone call form my dermatologist office. I was taking a nap with Lilah.
I worried about what it might mean. They have a policy where if you don’t hear from them in a week you’re fine, so I was a little perplexed.
I thought maybe it was insurance, though I hadn’t been billed , or possibly I did need another surgery to remove more precancerous cells from the mole they took off in June. I didn’t want that to happen because I now watch Naia and not picking up a 6 month old would be hard while I’m taking care of her and since Eden is in a toddler bed I would have no other need for help besides when I had Naia. I also remember how hard it was to not do anything and to depend on Jon to do chores or whoever was here when I had my surgery last time. So I worried and called early this morning. They had gotten behind on their biopsy reports and my mole had been precancerous, but the doctor removed it all and I just needed to go in for a check up in about 6-8 months, instead of a year basically.

This is my third mole that has been precancerous. I’ve had four removed thus far and one of them needed sutures. None of my other moles look as though they need to be removed, though a couple are suspicious to me.
It’s frustrating to have all these precancerous or abnormal moles. It makes me happy that we’ve caught them but it brings a burden of worrying about skin cancer for the rest of my life. It also makes me worry about my girls and knowing that they will be susceptible to skin cancer and my family.
So I urge everyone to get checked now so it’s easily fixed instead of later when it might leave a larger scar or be more damaging.

2 Responses to “Update”

  1. andrea Says:

    The doctor will be checking out my moles after I have the baby. Brien needs to have his looked at as well.

  2. Amber Says:

    Steve’s had precancerous stuff frozen off before and he goes in yearly. I’ve never been but I need to go sometime too. Just another one of those things I have no desire to do.