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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cancer Removal Surgery Update

(Not a very clever title, but whatevs, it's been a long day.)

Thought I'd give a little update on how things have been going. If you haven't read the previous post, you should, to get caught up.

This post isn't going to say much except "tada! This is what I look like now." I will say that the surgeon that did the cancer removal called, and the end tests they did came back conclusive for basal cell, and not squamous. So there's that.

Anywho, this was me on Saturday, November 17th. Five days past the cancer removal, three days past the plastic surgery closure. I took this picture feeling very accomplished, because I had just successfully taken a shower.

This was Wednesday, November 21st. Nine days past cancer removal, one week past the closure stage. I got my stitches out this day, and more steri-strips put on. The orange stuff is betadine they used to clean my nose. 

And this is me just now. A really bad and dark cell phone picture after a long day. Today is exactly two weeks past the plastic surgery part. The steri-strips are starting to peel off. Won't be long until they are gone, and then I'll post a picture of what the whole thing looks like on its own. Pretty happy with the way things are looking, though. A lot better than the pictures in my previous post, eh?


Jim Lehmer said...

Looking good. And good news it was basal, yes?

Lacey said...

Definite improvement!