I stepped outside this morning and felt the sunshine on my face, how great that felt.
My dog was pleased as punch to be out for his stroll, he had been missing his two a day strolls with Mom because I wasn't able to get out. Rewind back to about six weeks ago when I went to my doctor's for a routine visit. I said something about my nose and he suggested I follow up with a dermatologist. It couldn't be much of anything I told myself, its such a small spot.
I did however do what he asked, sure enough when the results came back I have skin cancer. I was right away directed to yet another doctor for surgery, the cancer was deep on my nose, it certainly wasn't pretty. The good news is that it was found in time. Due to the size of the wound I would need another surgery to close the wound. I was given a few options, to let it be and heal on its own knowing there would always be a scar or have the surgery to repair the wound.
I'm a big girl, I am loved and my husband can't return me for a newer model, but this was a big decision. I didn't have a lot of time to think on it before the surgery took place and healing began. We all have scars or moles, etc in the wrong places but this would not be a small scar. I agreed to the surgery.
And now the real healing can begin. I'm healthy, I have my life and the cancer was discovered in time. Don't be afraid to ask questions about a spot you may have or someone you love. Skin Cancer is treatable and you'll be glad you had it checked. I know I am.