Wish me luck, friends.

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  1. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I have a little growth on my left (outer) ear, that is unfortunately cancerous. The good (or at least, less bad) news is that it is slow-growing and not aggressive. So it is treatable & I will be fine.

    The treatment itself is rather involved. Today, I go to the skin specialist, who will remove it. This procedure, called Moh's surgery is done in stages. They remove some tissue & examine it microscopically, while I wait. If they have gotten it all, I'm done. But if not, they repeat as many times as needed until they do. This is a highly successful procedure, but I have no way of knowing how much tissue will be removed.

    That brings us to tomorrow. I go to the hospital for the ear specialist to reconstruct my ear. As I have explained , there is no way to know exactly what that will entail right now. At least I get to sleep through that one.
  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Some years ago my dad had Mohs done a few times on his nose and face. So far, no recurrence.
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  3. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Best wishes for an uneventful procedure and complete recovery.
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  4. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Best of luck on it Sara
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  5. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Praying for a successful procedure and full recovery.
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  6. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Good luck. Had that a couple of times and after several years all is well. So you will have good success
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    best wishes.
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  8. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Thanks folks. I am back from the skin specialist. It took 2 tries & now it’s done. I am home now; a little sore, but OK.
  9. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I'm late to the party so I guess now it's just best wishes and prayers for speedy recovery and no recurrence!
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  10. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Late to the party as usual. So now it's prayers for speedy recovery and no reocurrence!
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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Glad it went well ..... my prayers are with you still.

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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    :):eatdrink047:glad you are well.:)
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  13. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Had the second procedure today. I’m drowsy & my throat hurts, but this will pass.
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  14. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Right, I was confused;;;yesterday yuo said you were "all done". but I wassn't so sure. Your throat must be like the "throat virus" I had many years ago-throat was killing me, but no cold sysmptoms.
  15. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    The sore throat is from intubation, as this second procedure was done under general anaethesia.
  16. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I just saw this thread so I am quite late. Praying for a smooth recovery.
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  17. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Thanks again for all the kind words. My throat is still sore. My ear is tender, as is expected. It looks pretty awful, due to all the stitches, but that is just for now. The most important things are A)the cancer is gone and B) my ear is properly shaped like an ear.
  18. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    I will be praying for you. Medical issues can be so concerning. I pray that the docs have wisdom in your follow up treatment.
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  19. jaro

    jaro the dread and the fear

    Sorry , I just now saw this thread and I'm glad all seems to be going well for you and best wishes and prayers for your FULL And speedy recovery !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  20. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Again, thanks. My throat is OK now. I will see the doctor on Friday- hopefully to get the stitches out. While I will be relieved to get that done, it's likely to be painful. My ear is still very tender to the touch.
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