I have had a recent and nasty bout with skin cancer ~ I put a happy picture on the top of the page. I didn't want my nasty face to appear in the blogger feed.
But even in this photo I had a small lesion that was in the center of my upper lip.
About 5 weeks ago I had a biopsy of a small little 'spot' that was in the center of my upper lip. (I should have taken picture of that and y'all would have thought 'What spot'? )
The word was that it would need to come off, sooner than later.
Here is one of the lessons I learned during this process.
*A dermatologist who is trained to do MOEs (a cellular mapping for cancer) is NOT a surgeon. They are doctors who have done a special training on taking out as much skin as needed.
*The second thing I learned is that God is bigger... If we will shut up and allow it.
My dear friend called a friend and the next thing I knew, I was in front of a plastic surgeon. (Like boobalicious waiting room and an adjoining spa)
I had to have an radical excision of my upper lip. . . And he was only willing to wait till the next morning.
* I also learned that squamous cell carcinoma of the lip is almost as aggressive as melanoma.
I took photos along the way, to show that while it was BAD. It healed . . .