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Discussion: Mohs

in: chitownclark; chitownclark > 2016-02-12

Feb 12, 2016 10:50 PM # 
Interesting. Could be quite a few cuts, but it seems like a better approach than the standard. I have had two of those squamous cells excised, both on my back, and no real recovery issues. But I did not have the Mohs procedure. Good luck to you!
Feb 12, 2016 11:27 PM # 
On your back? Was that from excessive sun exposure?

My little thing is on my shin, with bone just below it. Hard to believe my lower leg received too much sun; can't remember that area ever particularly tanned, let alone burned. But I will admit to wearing shorts a lot more since I picked up golf. So perhaps....

Thanks for the good wishes. Sounds like you're mending too!
Feb 13, 2016 1:20 AM # 
Sure, plenty of sun exposure. I spent a lot of the 80s on a windsurfer, and had quite a few bad sunburns as a kid. Lucky not to have more of these. I go to the skin doc once a year and get various things removed, but only 2 squamous cells so far. Nowadays it is rare for me to go outside without a shirt, but the damage is done. Best of luck to you. My 2 were certainly no big deal, but one never knows until it is taken care of.
Feb 14, 2016 12:35 AM # 
Good luck with procedure. You want to have an IPA ready when you get out?
Feb 14, 2016 12:21 PM # 
Wish I could. But I've got to stay on the wagon for a while both before and after to minimize the chance of bleeding excessively. Haven't had a beer since I scheduled the work last Thursday. Feel kinda dry.
Feb 15, 2016 7:36 PM # 
ouch makes me feel dry to think you are not enjoying a cold IPA.

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