Monday, May 23, 2011
Some Not So Great News
But when I trimmed my beard back to a mustache and goatee, it showed. It didn't look that good and it wasn't going away.
So I went to see my dermatologist, and it turns out that I have skin cancer. Ack.
Fortunately, according to my doctor, it is the best kind to have: Basal-cell Carcinoma.
I am being referred this week to a plastic surgeon who will be performing Mohs surgery on the cancer.
I have to admit, I am shocked at the diagnosis, but, not too surprised.
While I have never been what you would call a "sun worshipper" in my adult years, I did get sunburns quite regularly when I was a child (in the Sixties) and Cancer is fairly common on my father's side of the family. Add to that my fair complexion, I suppose that it was only a matter of time.
So now I need to buy stock in sunscreen as I will be buying it regularly from now on...
I'll keep you all posted. Talk to you soon.