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Saturday, June 19, 2010
You're So Vain
The price of vanity is sometime extreme and who would have thought I would get caught up in it?
I had a couple of skin growths on my face, one which was getting larger and people kept commenting on, so I went to my GP who thought it was nothing sinister but sent me to a lovely dermatologist to have it checked out.
Sure enough they were just aging thingies that some people get, especially if you have a Southern European background (which I don't really have although there is an ancestor from Portugal way back there somewhere). He also found a basal cell carcinoma on the front of my shoulder near my collarbone which to me didn't look like much. So well worth going as I would never have picked the small indentation in my skin as being cancer. We made a date for me to have surgery to have the cancer removed and then he suggested when I went back to have the stitches out he remove the growths on my face at the same time.
Yesterday was the cancer surgery day, and while he had me on the table, he decided to also do the face surgery as well.
Now I can tell you it hurt - having local anaesthetic in your face - not nice.
Today when I got up and looked in the mirror I was surprised to see I had a black eye - so now I feel really vain - I have gone through all this pain when really I didn't have too. Normally I don't bother too much about things like this as I believe you are who you are - so I am still in a quandary as to why I decided to go ahead.
So here is a warts and all look at my war wound - not for the faint hearted.