And now for something completely different

I’d never meant this blog to be more than just the lighter side of stuff that crossed my mind, and who knows why things seem to go as they do, but I guess I felt like I ought to be writing more lately. Then things happen.
So I got a little surprise the other day. A mole I had partially removed and biopsied a couple years ago got some attention again, only this time it was diagnosed with melanoma. It kind of threw my week for a loop. I found out on Monday, saw a surgeon Wednsday and had it removed Friday. I’m just starting to be up and around more, mostly due to the effects of the pain pills and anesthesia than the problem itself. I had two lymph nodes removed from under my right arm as well as a larger area than the mole removed from my back. The scar on my back is quite large, due to the width of the initial area removed. They needed to take a big football shape to be able to close it straight. I feel a bit like I’m in a suit that is two sizes too small with a cat shoved in the sleeve. I should get the results back from the surgery on Wednesday, and I’ve been told the odds aren’t too bad that this is the whole of what I’ll have to go through. But the possibility exists that I do have more to go, I just need to wait and see.
IMGP0243.JPGIt’s been quite the month for pain. I smashed (and maybe broke) a toe, and flayed the one next to it a few weeks ago getting out of Debbie’s car at the studio. The week after I smashed my finger with a sledge hammer pretty good and the fingernail is just fixin’ to come off now. The week after that I was breaking down the branches of a fallen tree and clocked myself in the nose with a good 4″ diameter chunk. I’m hoping this little streak is winding down, to tell the truth.
At least I have a lot of support around the house. Even Boo wants in on helping me out in my time of need.