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Discussion: Not exert myself

in: chitownclark; chitownclark > 2016-02-16

Feb 16, 2016 11:47 AM # 
Charlie:
I guess we all have our opinions about what that advice might mean. 3" is a much bigger investment of skin than I was imagining. Hope it heals quickly so you can get back to a normal level of exertion.
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Feb 16, 2016 11:51 AM # 
Charlie:
Kind of like healing from a burn. Rhonda had a significant burn on her hand a few years ago. A very slow and high maintenance recovery process, particularly important to maintain function by avoiding scarring. It all worked out ok in the end, not sure how long it took, but it was quite a while.
Feb 16, 2016 1:49 PM # 
chitownclark:
Ow! I hope this is not as bad as a burn! At least I have no damaged tissue that has to be removed and replaced by the body. I just need replacement. And unlike a burn, I'm experiencing little pain thank goodness!

The interesting thing the doc told me before operating, is that squamous cells only affect the dermis...and the cancer does not usually invade too far below it. So the 3" wound is not too deep...maybe 1/8" to 3/16" at most.

And good thought about maintaining function. All the more reason to continue rowing. Not sure how long I should wait before starting to run tho.
Feb 17, 2016 3:47 AM # 
Soupbone:
Ah not so deep. A couple of beers and you will be back in no time!
Feb 21, 2016 3:56 AM # 
matzah ball:
skin should heal pdq, right?
Feb 21, 2016 3:56 AM # 
matzah ball:
skin should heal pdq, right?

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