An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
I have a lot of favorite bloggers. Unfortunately, I don’t get to read them all on a daily basis. If y’all think I spend too much time on this confounded contraption now, if I tried to check daily, I’d never sleep….and I like my sleep. When I went to one of my faves this evening, Support Your Local Gunfighter, moseying through the last couple of days worth of posts, I found this:
Well, I was never one for suspense, so here goes:
I have skin cancer. More specifically, I have basal cell carcinoma.
The good news is that basal cell is usually non-fatal, and less dangerous than melanoma. The bad news is that it is still cancer, and I will have to have surgery to get it all removed from my left temple. That should be a lot of fun, since the surgery is set for November 25th, the day before Thanksgiving.
According to the dermatologist, the surgeon will remover a layer of skin, and examine it for cancer cells. That will continue until all of the cancerous skin is removed. Unfortunately, I have a very high chance of recurrence, so as the doc told me, “Your beach days are over.” I have to use sunscreen every time I am out in the sun and I’ll have to wear a baseball cap or other such head covering.
To say this news sucks is an understatement! I just want Wyatt to know that I will be praying for him, and his family. I hope you all will too.