Thursday, September 29, 2011

Just a Scratch

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.


Hyacynth said...

I hope it goes well, Kim!

nicole said...

Only you could make this funny! Trusting it all goes well.

Whit said...

Oh my, I almost couldn't read that, my stomach is turning over and over right now. I pray everything goes well and the healing process is fast!

tawnya said...

My husband was just happy he knew what it was!

I hope it goes well!

Mommy Mo said...

Good luck Kim! I can't wait to see your new, wart-less eye!!!!!!!!

kmfm said...

thinking of you today Kim! hugs!

Heather said...

praying for you friend.

G said...

I have something (admittedly much smaller) on my upper eyelid that's pretty similar and I've always wondered what it was because it's annoying for eyeliner! I wonder if I have the same thing?

Good luck! Hope it goes well!

Arianne said...

Oh babe. {{hug}} sorry you have to do this :(

Will be relieved when it's over and you're healed and you can wear eyeliner with abandon! <3

Judi said...

good luck!

mommabird2345 said...

That doesn't sound pleasant. Wishing you luck. Feel better soon.

Rachel said...

I hope the recovery is very fast and hopefully low pain (?)!!

Elaine A. said...

Now you're going to HAVE to take pics of you wearing eyeliner there once it heals. You know that, right? ;P

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