March 6, 2009

Another Pre-Cancerous Mole

I can't believe I posted a picture of my bloated maggot toes.

A few months back, I had the infamous mole removed from the outskirts of my anus. My doctor advised that I see a dermatologist to get the rest of my moles checked out. He was astounded that the first dermatologist who identified the butt mole as atypical didn't check me.

I decided for a thorough job I needed to make an appointment with my primary dermatologist. The old guy who saw my ass is my fallback. I can be seen much faster when I call his office. Yesterday I went to the dermatologist and guess what? She found two other atypical moles.

She removed one on my stomach and took pictures and measurements of the one the second toe of my right foot. I have to come back in three months to see if it has changed. I'll probably have that one removed and biopsied then.

I asked my dermatologist why I had so many pre-cancerous growths, especially considering I never go out in the sun. And obviously, I've never tanned my asshole. She told me that sun damage is only one factor of melanoma. I am genetically predisposed to develop melanoma. She told me to avoid being in the sun and to protect myself thoroughly when I do spend time outside.

My dermatologist asked me if I had any history of melanoma, but I didn't know of any. After my appointment I called my mom to tell the latest health problem I have. She told me that my father's cousin died of melanoma. Ding! There's my family history. Yikes!

Fortunately for me, this news isn't devastating. I'm of Swedish and Irish descent. I don't like being in the sun and I'm prone to get overheated. I'm happy to stay under the umbrella on the beach or in a big sun hat.


Natalie said...

I found your blog and caught myself up (I have a lot of time on my hands).

Anyway, it really sucks that you have pre-cancerous moles. I had one when I was 13, it was in my armpit but my doctor just burned it off in his office. It was pretty gross actually.

Anyway, I hope to continue reading your blog and learning more about my disorder (I have Vulvodynia as well) through reading about your experiences.

It would be awesome if there were another group chat online again, I would be willing to join in. If you're still going to try and do that kind of stuff.

From: Natalie.

Momkiss said...

well heck- might as well tanned your bum for all the problems of a mole there! Good health 2 u!