Tuesday January 09th 2024, 1:03 pm
Filed under: Life

Done. Finally.

First I had to sign that I knew that I was going to lose eyebrow hair follicles permanently. I told her, well, then it’ll match the other eye: I fell down the stairs with a glass baby bottle when I was a baby.

She did a double take because she hadn’t seen that, looked closely and marveled at the scar, That must have been big!

Well, I don’t actually remember. But I was very lucky.

The biopsy results should be in in a week, but if it was anything it was skin cancer, in which case they’ll do Mohs surgery to make sure they got every cell of it. She thought likely it was not. I told her one of my kids had melanoma in her late 20s, caught by an astute doctor who just didn’t like the looks of that (and it wasn’t what she’d come in for at all, but he caught it.)

She was glad I’d brought this in and gotten it dealt with.

My lump is gone, that part of my face is numb, and the relief is intense. It is done. Thank you all for your prayers, your thoughts, your messages, and your friendship. It means the world to me.

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Whew! Could hardly have gone better. Yay.

Comment by ccr in MA 01.09.24 @ 1:17 pm


Praying it’s just “one of those things that happen as we get older” and not skin cancer. If it does require Mohs, just more knitting time for you! (Takes a while, but most of it is sitting and waiting for them to check the margins.) Been there (basal cell), done that, got the scars and mini facelift to prove it.

Comment by Anne 01.09.24 @ 2:45 pm

Yay! So happy they could do it today, and so hoping they got it all and it’s nothing. And really hoping it doesn’t hurt when the numbness wears off.

Comment by DebbieR 01.09.24 @ 6:33 pm

and Mohs surgery can be long, tedious, and extremely boring as a patient – but, as my husband says – it certainly beats someone taking a huge whack out of your face.
Glad you are home safe and sound.

Comment by Holly 01.09.24 @ 10:48 pm

All in one day! Praying still for positive results. Medicine is amazing these days.

Comment by Pegi F 01.10.24 @ 3:22 am

Still with you in heart and spirit while you wait for results (which in my mind will be totally good)!

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 01.10.24 @ 5:56 am

I’m happy it was so easy. Fingers crossed for good results.

Comment by NGS 01.10.24 @ 7:59 am

I am so happy to find your blog, I was thinking about you and decided to look for you on Ravelry. It’s probably been 20 years or more but we chatted often on the big Yahoo Knitlist – or was it the lace-knitting list? I was living in Davis at the time and this was some years before your book was published. Anyway it’s so nice to “see” you and offer my very best wishes for improved health, joy, peace and prosperity for 2024 and beyond from lhamo55??

Comment by Renee 01.10.24 @ 10:13 am

So glad you had that appointment!
Sounds like you really saw a good person.
Thinking positively for the results.
Lisa RR in Toronto

Comment by Lisa RR 01.10.24 @ 6:23 pm

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