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Very, very relieved

I had my demerotology appointment today and I was a nervous wreck because I'd been told that there was a very good chance for surgery. I hate needles with a passion. It comes from having blood drawn every six months to check on things for a few years when we were getting my meds adjusted. But the doctor took a look at my face and said that the only way he'd cut out this mole is if the pigment comes back or it turns into a bump. He's a bit of a flirt too and said he didn't want to mar my looks. *rolls eyes* But he also said if his wife was in the same situation he wouldn't operate on her so that made me feel better.
Up until the point he noticed the keloids (masses of scar tissue) I have on my neck and back. So I ended up with seven, count them seven, different shots of steroid powder to try and reduce them. I dunno, I told him I hate needles and don't do that well with them, but he insisted. They don't hurt anymore except for twinges in the really big one on my back. It's probably a good thing I sleep on my side. :)

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(Anonymous)
Jul. 16th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Needles...yuck
As a person who also has had a scare or two with cancer, I know what it feels like to worry. I also hate needles. Have you asked about the cold spray? It works about 90% of the time so you won't feel the needle.

dmc27
lexxiescott
Jul. 16th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Needles...yuck
I hadn't thought of that and he didn't offer. But I'm not thinking I'm gonna do this again, at least not for a while, so hopefully it becomes a moot point. :)
raven_mcbain
Jul. 17th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
Yeagh needles suck, for awhile I had to go get my blood drawn every three weeks, not fun. Good that you didn't need surgery, but I'm sorry that yoou had to have the needles, like I said, not fun.
lexxiescott
Jul. 17th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC)
Hopefully not any more. *shudder* My arms are so scarred from all the needle pokes for blood that they're threatening to use my ankles next.
raven_mcbain
Jul. 17th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
It's down to every mounth, they don't trust me to keep up with my dosages and my diet. I say it would be easier if they would stop adding new meds. They tried my hand once because my veins are clearest there, that took a half hour *shudder*, I think thats the worst part, bthey can't find my veins. I hope they don't have to use your ankles, that sounds painful.
lexxiescott
Jul. 17th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
That really sucks. :( There are days I wonder if the docs really do know what's best for us. Mine were because I don't eat red meat and they were worried about my iron levels. And my liver/kidney function with medications. Thankfully I'm not on them any more so they've stopped the draws.
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