Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The "C" Word

 Do you see that tiny little mole in the middle of my forehead?
It's just a tiny dot, but the problem with that dot is that I haven't always had it.
The dot is relatively new.
And it's color isn't so good.
I've had (2) dermatologist tell me it might be cancerous.
Definitely not a word this momma was happy to hear.

Of course, they mentioned the "C" word the same week we had pipes bursting in our house.
That was not a good week.
In fact, that night my husband showed up at my office with flowers and a cookie cake, because cookie cake always makes things better.

I'm hoping the first 2 doctors are wrong, so on Thursday I'm going to meet with doctor #3. 
Am I thorough or what? The problem with the little dot that might be cancerous is ...it's on my face, in the middle of my forehead and they have to take it and then some around it. I'll have stitches and most likely a scar. That makes me sad. Why on earth couldn't this be on my arm or my shoulder or something?! I'm not worried at all, just sad that my face will never be the same. I know...oh the vanity. But that's where I am. 

So please pray for me on Thursday afternoon. If doctor #3 says it should come off (which I'm expecting him to) then it's going to come off right then and there. 

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Matt 6:25-27 NIV


Anonymous said...

Praying for you!!! I've been there...it seems every year my dermatologist removes something...but I've had basal cell cancerous spot removed from my leg. I make sure I go for an annual skin check.


Millicent said...

I just saw all of this! SO glad it's likely just fine!!!!

Sarah Joy said...

I've had three spots removed that they thought were cancerous in the past 18 months. Not fun hearing that word. Not fun waiting on results but oh the party when it came back fine!! Unfortunately melanoma is in my family history. I am so thankful that I haven't been the next one to get it and continue to follow up regularly.