A Stitch In Time

Prague doctors seem to take delight in fashioning ridiculous-looking bandages for their patients.

Just a note to say that I haven't been blogging much lately due to both a busy schedule and the fact that I've been taking it easy lately after having had some minor surgery.

I noticed a tiny scab on my forehead last spring that simply never healed. To make a long story short, after a few visits to the dermatologist, the knife was recommended, and I went to the hospital a couple of weeks ago for outpatient surgery.

The lab results tested positive for basel cell carcinoma. That's the bad news. The good news is that they got it all, and that it wasn't melanoma.

I've always tried to be careful out in the sun, what with my ginger complexion, but I guess a lifetime of sunburns finally caught up with me. I've got to be especially careful now, since if you've had this problem once, you're susceptible to being diagnosed with it again.

I hope to be back on the bike and feeling like my old self real soon. Stay tuned.


Wissy said…
Glad you are ok Grant. Keep well.
Anonymous said…
Hope you're back on the bike soon.
Grant Podelco said…
Thanks, everyone! I hope so, too.
Anonymous said…
how about some good ranting about your experience with the Czech medical system like before. I actually don't think the bandage looks so bad. It looks like you got the carcinoma in the spot where the top rim of a beer mug touches your forehead when you take a drink. Maybe it was just a buildup of hops and barley in the dermis. A hazard that goes with the territory.
Grant Podelco said…
Hi, Anon. I decided to play it cool about the Czech medical system this time. Daisy convinced me that people may not want to hear about my medical travails in excruciating detail. Not that I don't have thoughts to share. As for the beer mug theory, you may be onto something there. I'd always blamed it on the sun, but now you've got me thinking. I guess I'll just have to drink more wine.

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