I went to a dermatologist for the first time today for a full body scan. I have some moles and suspicious looking freckles on the thin skin of my chest and my doctor thought I should have them looked at.
It is a wonder I haven’t had anything serious crop before now, having grown up in sunny southern California basically on a rotisserie basted in baby oil. Sure, I gave all of that up years ago, but things do come back to haunt you now and then.
I fully expected serious tsk-tsk-ing, but the doctor and his assistant really didn’t pay much attention to any one area. All of those moles and freckles were apparently just that – moles and freckles.
He looked at a little bump between my eye and my nose that I had never even given a second thought. In fact he looked at it with such concern I started to get worried. More worried than I’d been about the moles and freckles. He decided then and there to remove it and send it in for a biopsy.
I left with this…. lovely.