Mohs Surgery

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  1. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Going in tomorrow morning to have a skin cancer removed from my ear. Between the holidays and delays getting the biopsy looked at, it's taken forever to get in. I'm more nervous about driving down to Denver then I am about getting worked on. The waether isn't great and we need to be on the road by 6:00 AM.

    Wish me luck!
     
  2. gpasq

    gpasq Friend of Leo's

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    Good luck man! Roads are ok right now, but there's a heavy fog at street level. Give yourself plenty of time!
     
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    Good luck, Paul!

    had it done a few years ago, you'll do fine!
     
  4. Jack S

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    Good luck, and leave early so you don't feel pressed for time.
     
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    No worries, I've had five removed from my face in the last year and I'm still pretty.
     
  6. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    good luck!
     
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    Had one on the back of my hand removed, not too bad, he just froze it and scrapped it. The other one I had to have a plastic surgeon do, he cut out a section of my eyelid. That one wasn't cheap and it wasn't any fun. Plus he had to do it twice since he didn't get it all the first time.

    Good luck Paul, hopefully you'll be in and out in a flash and it'll be no big deal.
     
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    Best of luck to you Paul. I had one removed a few months ago next to my ear. Hopefully yours will be as uneventful as mine.
     
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    Best of luck!
     
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    Best of luck, Paul!
     
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    Good luck.

    I've had it done several times. A few instances of malignant cancer and one that got into other tissue. That was a little scary, required follow up surgery but manageable.

    Some scars are obvious and some not so. I went to the original Moh's clinic, and the best work was done by his now retired protoge Dr. Snow.

    You just need to watchful and careful about exposure. Again, don't freak or be scared. I was really wondering in a window when this happened several times but now it's been more than 5 years since any tumors have been malignant.

    Good luck.
     
  12. Mike Eskimo

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    Good luck Paul - oh , and on your procedure too !

    Driving around Denver isn't fun in good weather :lol:
     
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    Best of luck, Paul!! Hope it all turns out great! Gimme a holler when you're back up and running. Still wanna get together before I head back out on the road.


    And I have no issues driving around Denver. It takes forever, because everybody is slow as molasses. But it ain't dangerous. Everybody's so dang courteous on the road it's like walking around a crowded Tim Horton's.

    I'm toying with having a roll cage and five point harness installed for when I drive around Detroit. :lol:
     
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    Drive carefully and give yourself plenty of time. Good luck with the procedure. My father had his done like that twice. He spent a LOT of time outdoors. The procedures were pretty simple and recovery uneventful. You'll do great. Take care!
     
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    Going to be just fine, I'm sure. God luck.
     
  16. Smiletone

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    Had a half a dozen of them done myself all over my body. The idea of Mohs is to not remove more than necessary. So don't be alarmed if they remove some and have to go back after they check it. It's very common. Had one on my ear, can't even tell it was done.
    You'll be fine.
     
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    Good luck brotha!
     
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    Best wishes!
     
  19. Paul in Colorado

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    Thanks for the good wishes, everyone!

    I got there early and it turns out that the Doctor had to cancel because her kids were sick. I was kind of bummed at first, but it gave the non-surgical Doctor a chance to check me out. He took some pictures of my ear and rounded up the team to do the work. I have a swollen lymph node next to my ear and they took a cell culture. They also sent me down for a CAT scan to make sure I don't have something spreading around my body.

    Surgery has been rescheduled for Friday, so I'll be getting up early and going back down.

    BTW, we got from FC to Aurora in a little over an hour and a half. Hit a little traffic, but nothing too bad. The people at the University of Colorado/Anschutz Medical Center were all friendly and helpful. And the food in the cafeteria was good!

    Hopefully, round two will go smoothly.
     
  20. Jon C

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    Good luck, Paul. I had Mohs on a basal cell on my face below my eye 14 yrs ago, so far so good. Hope the same for you.
     
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