Friday, August 8, 2008

The Eye of the Storm

Well, I didn't get the news I wanted at the ophthalmologist's office today. They are pretty certain that I have a basal cell carcinoma on my eyelid. How unusual is that? Well, I am nothing if not unusual! I am very familiar with those as I have had six (one on my neck and five on my face) as well as two squamous cell on my face. I know what it was like to have them removed from my face, and I can't even imagine how it will be to have it removed from the eye. Next step is a visit to an ocular plastic surgeon. Who even knew such a specialty existed? The earliest I can get in is September 8th, so I'll just have to sweat this out. As with most things in life, the unknown is scarier than what ultimately ends up to be the case. At least "eye" hope!


Dana and Daisy said...

I've had a squamous cell removed from my shin. I can't imagine having it done on my eyelid. Prayers for you.

Kim Wolterman said...

Thanks for your prayers - I have a feeling I'll need them. I am NOT looking forward to this at all.