I just received diagnosis via phone yesterday. In denial. I went to derm to remove a wart and he? How long I had that blemish on the side of my nose near my eye. It has been there approx 2 years. It is smaller than a pencil eraser and is light almost white looks like a mosquito bite. I have been covering it with makeup not really to hide it. Just always applied a highlite to the hollow of my eye.. It would bleed sometimes and I would attribute that to a reaction to cosmetic.
The derm sent me to skin surgeon for biopsy as so close to my eye. The nurse called yesterday to give me the news that it is BCC.I dont see the surgeon again till Tues. I know that she will say Mohs surgery is best treatment. I realize that this is not a life threatening disease. Most of the BCC pictures posted look ugly or like an angry rash. This is not a bad looking blemish at all and my fear is that the "roots" may be deep after 2 years. The resulting scar may look worse. How will I keep a bandage on that area? Will I be able to return to work right away? Ok now that I have wriiten this out I realize that I am very vain. Just so afraid of the unkown. Anybody out there have Mohs so close to the eye? People seem to post as I am now when they are scared. I need to see more happy endings.