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dermatological terms

can you say neoplasm of uncertain behavior? good. i could since last saturday. let me back up a little.

mid-week last week, i was scratching my lower back dragging my hand back to home position. wait, i’ve never felt that before as i hit a new, never recognized bump. i looked at it in the mirror the best i could in a mirror and declared to have Mary look at it.

You know how it goes, the best laid plans of mice and men. the next time it came up was friday night when she noticed it. “what’s that?” she inquired. “oh yea, I meant to show that to you,” I replied. She said it was pretty black which got me a little more freaked out.

even though i’m pretty dark complexion, i have a history sun burns in my youth. sometimes that a foreteller of future problem.

i saw my doctor on saturday. she said it had clean edges, a good thing, but she did like the color of it and referred me to a dermatologist.

reading the doctor’s report, i saw for the first time, “neoplasm of uncertain behavior”. don’t you love how doctors officiate? a google search later brought up the most understandable statement, “lesion whose behavior cannot be predicted”. there, i feel so much better. really?

it feels and looks like an elongated mole. i know, i took a selfie of my back. that’s not easy. you try. The color is just a shape lighter than a mole.

so, i have a dermatologist appointment, tomorrow. i hope they wack it off and it’s benign.

stay tuned. an update will follow.

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About bipolarsojourner

i have struggled with episodic depression for years. i then received a diagnosis of being bipolar, only to find out i didn’t. ends up my psychiatrist really meant to say that multiple bouts of depression are often best treated like bipolar. i had already started this blog as bipolar sojourner and didn't want to switch it over. i am documenting my journeys through my depression jungle.

One thought on “dermatological terms

  1. swanyriver

    Saying healing prayers for you. I am so glad you see the dermatologist tomorrow. Please keep us informed about what they say. Sending big hugs sweetie!💛

    Reply

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