When I was last at Arizona Dermatology I asked for a cyst on my back to be removed, and today was the day. This has been bothering me for years, at times quite irritatingly. Now, due to the quarter-size incision I will not be able to swim for two weeks. Oh, I can get in the pool as long as I don’t get the incision in the chlorine water, so I suppose I can get some exercise by walking around in the pool. Continue reading A skin problem fixed for me. Elaine’s hearing test.
Elaine had her annual skin check at AZ Dermatology today, and got a good report. Nothing needed attention. Come back in a year. That’s good news. Since daughter Shauna was recently treated (successfully) for melanoma, Elaine mentioned this to her doctor and was told that while melanoma can be hereditary it can come from either side of the family. No signs of it for her, thank goodness! Continue reading Elaine skin check – OK. Warming up. Adding earlier stories.
I am on a semiannual basis for skin cancer checks, and today was the day for my appointment with AZ Dermatology. No new problems were found, they just had to freeze about eight different spots on my head and face that are typically precancerous. That is a common occurrence for me, though the number was higher than usual. Having had a history of skin cancer over the last dozen years I highly recommend that anyone over the age of 50 or so have regular skin checks. So much better to catch ’em when they are relatively small and harmless! Continue reading Skin cancer check – OK. Appointments.