19 April 2006

So, about that free pass . . .

I'm no closer to figuring out who to submit my Free Pass Request to, but as soon as I do, I'll let you know.

I'm happy to report, though, that the incident that prompted me to begin my Free Pass Inquiry was resolved today.

I go to the doctor all the time because I'm pregnant. GH goes to the doctor all the time because he has cancer. I was seriously annoyed this week when I had to go to see my PCP for a non-pregnancy, non-cancer (ha! hopefully) related item. Shouldn't I be exempt from crap like that? Alas, no.

I had some kind of scabby/raised/icky thing on my back that seemed mildly suspicious, so today I went in and had the doc look at it. She thinks it's nothing serious, although she's not really sure what it was, and she removed it right then and there in a painless in-office procedure. Off it goes now to the lab to make sure it's not SKIN CANCER. Argh. Again, the doc thinks it's nothing, but better safe than sorry. Even if it is something, I'll just have to have a larger patch of tissue removed to make sure no nastiness lingers.

But really, don't I have enough going on? Do I really have to worry about this, too? Um, yes. I guess I do.

Results back in a week. I give the doc lots of kudos for assuring me that she'd call with lab results ASAP because she knows I have enough on my plate as-is.

1 comment:

Christine said...

A few years ago, I had a funky mole removed from my back in a practically painless office procedure, probably a lot like yours. My dermatologist removed it because it was smack in the middle of my back, and it's hard to keep an eye on things back there. They biopsy all things they remove from you as a matter of course. I never heard back, so I assume it's all good.

I wouldn't get too worked in a knot over it, Snick -- you have enough to make you do that, and you don't need it. Esp. if the doc says it's probably nothing.