Friday, October 06, 2006

It's been a long week

I wasn't going to post about the basal cell surgery, but some people have told me that they've been praying for me, so I want to let them and you know that it's all gone. Mike drove me to the dermatologic surgeon's office Wednesday morning. I had a place on my left cheek that had biopsied positive back in August, so it was time to get it out. The biopsy site was the size of a pencil eraser. The final area done was the size of a quarter. They had to pull from my ear/cheek area to stitch it. 13 internal, 56 external in the shape of an upside down L-across to my temple and down the side of my nose almost to my mouth.
But the cancer is gone!! And since I can't work on the longarm, I've been making good progress on the August/September hour a day quilt. I'll have to ask Judy L. if I can still send her a picture. :)
I've been reading everybody's posts and it looks like fall has come everywhere. I know it's here in the Hudson Valley. Wednesday we sat outside at a picnic table at the doctor's office, and yesterday and today we need jackets! I love the colors, and I love wearing sweaters, heavy socks and turtlenecks. So this and spring are definitely my favorite seasons. All that's missing is the smell of burning leaves-we're not allowed to do that in the village.
I'll have some pics to show over the weekend, promise.

8 comments:

debby said...

I'm so glad the surgery is over and all went well. You must be so relieved!!!

Sweet P said...

Thanks for letting us know how your surgery went. I'm glad to hear you got rid of the cancer. I hope your healing process goes well.

Linda_J said...

DJ just has a little spot excised too but not near what you have been through--no stitches for one thing.

I could do without the smell of burning leaves. It seems like any sort of smoke these days makes my chest tighten up. So what do my neighbors do on a nice day when you could have the windows up---burn something. GRRRRRR

Gail said...

Thanks for letting us know how you made out. I'm glad for the good news, hope the incision heals quickly and comfortably.

Pam said...

So glad you had that spot removed and now you can move on to other things.

Susan said...

Wow, you're going to have quite a battle scar there, but it probably will fade away to the tiniest scratch. I didnt get stitches on a huge cut once, and you can't even find it any more - on my cheekbone. I'm so glad they were able to get all of it.

Passionate Quilter said...

Thanks for the update--and glad to hear that the cancer is gone! I'm sure you are much relieved.

Samantha said...

So glad to hear your surgery went well!