Life has been rather…erm…stressful lately. But yesterday, after the use of laughing gas, local anaesthetics, The Rolling Stones playing in the background & a fair few stitches, I feel a bit better.
Less than two weeks ago my GP finally had a look at this ‘thing’ on my leg. Then came an instant, very urgent referral to hospital. Then a specialist unit at another hospital where I was told the ‘thing’ was in fact a melanoma. Talk about real horror in real life!
Obviously, I was petrified. An operation was booked in. Then I had a phone call asking me to come in earlier to have it done at the specialist’s request. With only the use of lots of local anaesthetics. Thankfully, the hospital found me a very nice & patient anaesthetist who didn’t mind me blubbing like a four year old with a ‘boo-boo’. You see, as always with me, the local wore off before the end of the procedure. Yes. It really did. No. I wasn’t giggling by that point.
But, the ‘thing’ has now been removed, along with the surrounding area. There may well be more to come, but I’ll deal with it as it comes along.
Why am I mentioning this on the HHHB? Why, because it terrified me. Plus, I’ve always wanted to share the real with you all too. That’s the way I work. Plus I’d like you all to wear sunscreen. All year round. This wasn’t (as far as we know) caused by sun damage, but that’s the main cause so wear it! Please.
Two weeks & stitches are out. Four weeks & I find out what happens next…I’m under no disillusions about how bad it could be, but I can be one stubborn woman! I have my boys to bring up with my other half, I have more to do in life, & no ‘thing’ will beat me without one hell of a fight.
WARNINGI’m going to add a pic of the ‘thing’ & quite possibly a bit of wobbly thigh. But I want you all to know the face of a big killer so you’re pre-warned. Know your enemy.