Monday, 26 December 2011
The ugly truth
First of all to anyone who drops in to read my news- may I wish you all a Happy Christmas.
here's the update on my nose. As I may have recounted, it all started back in the summer when I had a spot on the end of my nose. Nothing unusual, except that this spot would not heal. I asked a doctor to look at it when I was at the skin clinic and he suggested I see a specialist. He told me it was a sub-basal carcinoma.
This is what it looked like about a month ago.
As you can see, it was tiny, but it looked enormous to me. There came a time when it was the only thing I could see when I looked in the mirror.
I had an operation to remove it. This is what my face looked like a couple of hours afterwards.
I had the stitches in for a week. There was a large red scab on the end of my nose for most of that week. At last I had the stitches out, revealing this:
I have an appointment in a month or so when the surgeon will tell me the results of the biopsy. I suggest that if any of you have a mole that is getting bigger, or has an irregular shape or bleeds from time to time- get it checked out.
It might just save your life.