|Bandage ear after surgery to remove squamous basil cell carcinoma|
Got up early this morning for my cancer removal surgery on my left ear.
My appointment was at 6:30 AM. I arrived at 6:00 AM and they took me right away.
The top part of my ear was removed. Squamous basil cell cancer.
My doctor said he got it all.
The four needles to numb ear hurt. Initially I thought he was cutting me without anesthetic but he told me "No, these are the needles for the anesthetic." He gave me five of them. Each one had a unique hurt.
Of course I felt nothing when he actually cut out the cancerous top part of my ear. But he cut so much he had to do a skin graft. He took off part of my lower ear and grafted it to the top. Sounds like robbing Peter to pay Paul but I didn't question him. I have to assume he knows what he's doing.
As bad as this was, I'm thankful it wasn't a more serious cancer like melanoma. I'm also thankful that I have medical coverage.
Oh if I could redo those foolish days of my youth when I would bake in the sun trying to get that perfect tan. That my friends is one (of many) regrets that I have in my long life. I'm paying the price now.
|The results of another bloody visit to the doctor|