For as long as I can remember, I've had this...thing on my eyelid.
It made it VERY difficult to have even eyeliner in Jr. High. And I couldn't NOT wear eyeliner cause all the other girls were doing it and if I wanted the boys to think I was cute I had to look like everyone else, right??
Anyhoo, I digress.
It has been there for as long as I can remember. My Mom said it showed up when I was about 2 and every doctor she asked about it told her it was a mole.
Well, this "mole" has been getting bigger. And, had a baby "mole" growing on it. So, I went to see a dermatologist.
She said something about possible skin cancer and sent me to see an Oculoplastic Surgeon. Did you know those existed? Me either.
He examined it, said a lot of mmhmm's and uh-huhs then gave me the diagnosis. It is a papiloma. Anywhere else on my body and they'd call it a wart.
Oh my gross. I have a HUGE wart cluster on my eyelid and it has been there for 32 years!!!!!!!!!
It is growing, so they are chopping it off. Today. Maybe even as you read this.
The doc gave me a handout with pictures of what he is going to do, but I couldn't find it, so you get this. My own drawing.
|First, he will cut a hole in my eyelid and remove the offender.|
|then cut my lid open to allow more skin to be brought over to close the gaping hole in my eyelid|
|stitch it up and i'm as good as new.|
So, I'll get a local just below my lower lid and some Valium. I will be awake the whole time he is cutting a hole in my eyelid. Oh, but he assures me my eyes will be closed. Uh, yeah, I'm not opening my eyes to see a scalpel coming right at me. EEK!
Just wish I could get him to wax my eyebrows while I'm in there. Now that is a scary sight.