Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I have had some kind of spot on my arm for a month or so.  It’s about the size of a dime, but it doesn’t hurt or itch, so I’ve been ignoring it.  However, a few people have said that it should be looked at, so I have been looking at it.  That didn’t seem to do anything, so yesterday morning I called the dermatologist’s office for an appointment.  As luck would have it, they were able to get me in yesterday after Avenidas.

The doctor took one look at it, and said it was (several multi-syllable words I’d never be able to recall).  When I looked blank, he said it was a pre-cancerous growth.  Easy to fix, he said, by freezing it.  Whereupon he picked up a container and proceded to spray the spot with what I believe was liquid nitrogen.  YOUCH!  “Well, I didn’t say it would be painless, did I,” said he.  It wasn’t that bad, but it sure took me by surprise.

“Come back in a month to be sure it’s come off,” he said as he dismissed me.  The whole thing must have taken all of 10 minutes.

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  1. I'm glad you got it off! I've had that freezing done. Kinda weird and not overly fun but it sure beats skin cancer surgery. Definitely. (Still trying not to pick at that still-growing scab.) Glad you got it taken care of.

  2. thank goodness you went in!! sorry about the discomfort but it sounds like it was an easy fix.

    Inbred Cat! Hilarious!