Oct 18, 2009 - 7:54 am
Just to report that I had my Mohs surgery on Friday (as per previous discussion under "newly diagnosed BCC"…The Dr. was quick, efficient, and friendly. He only had to do 2 "passes" before the margins came back clear, so the “hole” was less than the size of a quarter…..he then said I could either have him sew it up or go to another doctor’s office and have a plastic surgeon do it….but only a simple closure was needed (no graft or flap, just a curved horizontal line under my eye), so I told him I trusted him and would rather just have it done, so he did it and I was out of there in less than two hours...going back on the 27th to have the stitches removed (about eight or nine, I think…)
The big pressure bandage was a bit uncomfortable, but I got to take that off the next day and go back to bandaids….The eye of course swelled up a bit yesterday, and I felt that the skin was pulling away from my eye because of the stitches, but I guess that will relax when the stitches are removed, which is scheduled for the 27th...Doesn’t look like too much bruising yet, maybe it won’t be as purple as the biopsy was…but still feel a bit puffy, and have a little numbness in my face (especially in the lip area), which I hope is just from the swelling...
Good luck to everyone else facing the same surgery....hope it goes as well for you too!