Wednesday, January 10, 2007

I am one lucky lady today!

I'm a mixed bag of emotions today. I'm delighted my (eye) stitches were removed this morning, but getting the biopsy results was a bit scary.  It wasn't an eye infection as initially thought; it was Keratoacanthoma, a sub-category of one of the skin cancers that fortunately, per my doctor, "isn't one of the 'bad boys.' It just behaves like a skin cancer." My doctor said it's "...rare to happen to a young woman of my age [and] that it's good I went in to have it treated immediately."  This is, indeed, good news. But it also means I'll need to take more precaution (with the sun) as I have, the doctor continued, "... an increased risk of developing a skin cancer later on." 

Whew.  That's a lot for me to absorb. 

After coming home from the doctor's I decided to turn on the television as background noise to think about this more.  As I did, the show, The View, came on.  I glanced at it quickly and noticed Barbara Walter's pin.  It's crocheted.  I think it's a beautiful piece of fiber art.  I also think it was fate for me to see it -- at that very moment.  It's like a message from the heavens: I am one lucky lady today!

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Anonymous said...

 My prayers go out to you my friend, I pray that God bless you and calm your fears. Im happy they caught it early. Your friend, Sherri

Anonymous said...


Was the lesion on your eye itself or on the lid?  Did the doctor say anything about sunglasses preventing these?

Thank goodness that the news wasn't too terrible.  I mean, cancer is a scary word anyhow, but at least it sounds like the doctor is confident that taking care of the lesion was the only procedure you would have to go through.  I always try to look at the bright side.

Sending you lots of hugs, my friend.


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear of this news but I am also glad to hear they caught it early. I hope all goes well with the healing process and you will be back to normal activity in a short period of time.