What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Monday, September 12, 2016

Mohs Monday

Today was the Mohs surgery. The good news was it was one and done. That is one scrapping (and it literally was like she was scraping my skull), one biopsy, and no cancer. And then the bad news. Since the one site came back positive, there was a second area the doctor was worried about right next to it. Since we had the lab on standby, we did a biopsy of it. Yes, it was also basal cell carcinoma. But the good news is was also one and done. And for the bonus round, the second site was close enough that both should be covered by a single (large) bandage.

The second site of cancer means my chances of another carcinoma in the next 5 years is above 50% now. The only caveat is that the doctor believes it may have been all one cancer before the previous doctor did the freezing. So it may have been just one site then that got separated. It doesn't change the aftercare regimen, just the worry factor.

As of now, as far as we know, Steve is cancer free. Now I just need to deal with the weight gain from the last two weeks. Unfortunately I don't have many hours at the hospital (my exercise regimen of choice) in the next month (probably months).

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