surgery at 1:30 pm today

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Sue C, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. Sue C

    Sue C Active Member

    I hope you don't mind my writing this on this forum, but I am most comfortable here. :)

    I am having surgery at 1:30 pm today to remove a basal cell skin cancer spot on my nose. I was worried that I'd be left with a hole in my nose, but the surgeon told me she will be pulling the skin together and stitching it. She says I will only have a thin scar line.

    Anyway, your prayers and thoughts would be appreciated that the surgeon gets all the cancer removed. (I was told there is a 55% chance I will get skin cancer again. I wasn't too happy about that but...........at least it is not Melanoma. That would be bad. Basal cell skin cancer does not spread to organs and is slow growing.

    Thanks!
    Sue
     
  2. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    Sending good thoughts that all goes well today Sue. No matter how simple and minor we worry.
    We will rattle our worry beads for you today.
     
  3. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Good thoughts and prayers for a speedy and complete recovery, winging your way.
    All the best Sue,
    Trinity
     
  4. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    sending postive vibes your way---hope it goes well and you heal quickly
     
  5. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Thinking of you and hope the surgery gets it all........
     
  6. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    You and your surgeon must just be getting started. Good thoughts, good thoughts, good thoughts!
     
  7. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Sue

    Thinking positive thoughts, saying prayers, and crossing body parts that doctor gets all the cancer cells and you have a fast recovery.

    Hugs
     
  8. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Sue, let us know how the surgery went.........
     
  9. Sue C

    Sue C Active Member

    Surgery went fine. The surgeon got all the cancer. I have inner and outer stitches (7 outer which must be removed in a week). I'm supposed to take it easy for a few days so that it does not start bleeding. Aw, shucks---no heavy housework. ;)

    Half the freezing is thawed out. My nose hurts. They told me to take Tylenol. Yeah, like that helps. Not.

    Thanks for the prayers and good thoughts.

    Gotta rest.
    Sue
     
  10. Hopeless

    Hopeless ....Hopeful Now

    Sue - didn't see the post until this evening. Glad everything went well.

    Just a side note, my dad had a basal cell skin cancer spot on his nose removed over 5 years ago and there is really no noticeable scar at all.
     
  11. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Well, OUCH, that probably doesn't feel good at all. Great news that the doctor is so optimistic, Sue. I hope it heals quickly.

    Hugs,
    Suz
     
  12. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Hope your pain is brief, but take it easy for as long as you can.......glad to hear it went well......
     
  13. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    You know SOME GIRLS will do ANYTHING to loose even the tiniest bit of weight -

    I hope this finds you recovering! Many hugs - SO glad to hear it isnt melanoma! VERY glad.

    Hugs
    Star
     
  14. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Sue, I hope by now you are feeling much better, and that the pain at least is easing.

    Sorry I didn't write earlier, but I only now saw this thread.

    Thank heavens it wasn't a melanoma. Rattling beads for a speedy recovery.

    Love, Esther
     
  15. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    Glad to hear things went well for you yesterday, hope today you are feeling better & on the mend.
    :flower:

    Peace
     
  16. ctmom05

    ctmom05 Member

    Sue,

    May you have an uneventful recovery and an even more uneventful follow up period.

    It's not easy going thru this kind of medical experience. Please do the best you can to treat yourself well.
     
  17. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    Glad all went well. Now stay out of the sun!
     
  18. janebrain

    janebrain New Member

    Hope you are feeling better today and that the tylenol will actually help some!
    Thinking of you,
    Jane
     
  19. Sue C

    Sue C Active Member

    Star -- You made me LOL with your comment: "SOME GIRLS will do ANYTHING to loose even the tiniest bit of weight."

    Meowbunny -- I do plan on staying out of the sun, but the funny thing is I rarely go out in the sun the way it is. I was told, however, that you usually get this skin cancer from burning when you were a kid. I don't remember my mom buying suntan lotion and I did play outside. Must have burned my nose a lot?? I was told there is a 55% chance of getting skin cancer again which does not thrill me.

    Anyway, it is feeling much better today. Thanks everyone,
    Sue
     
  20. Coookie

    Coookie Active Member

    Sue,

    Glad your surgery went well and they got it all. Pretty scary... :2scared: Hope your recovery is quick and relatively pain free. :)

    Hugs
     
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