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Friday, May 22, 2009

Wear sunscreen, please?

I'm having a slight health scare this week.

My family teases me about being a hypochondriac, but seriously, I've never thought I'm suffering from something that hasn't been true.

When I started getting headaches in high school I got x-rays to see if my wisdom teeth were coming in. The dentist showed them to me and I pointed them out to him even though he said there weren't any teeth there. A few weeks later, I had three wisdom teeth pulled.

It's not like I think I'm coming down with something just because I learned about it the other day. I don't think I have swine flu or anything...

On Sunday a mole that I've had forever on my hip started freaking out. It bled. It changed shape. It was tender. It was gross. And now I'm convinced I have skin cancer.

I was fortunate enough to get in to a doctor yesterday. She numbed the area and scraped that sucker right off my hip. She commented on the blood and I managed not to throw up. She told me she'd stick a band-aid on it and in the morning I could pull it off and enjoy being mole-free.

Last night the mole-hole bled through the band-aid, my tank top, and my shirt. Awesome! Kev applied pressure to it while I convinced myself even further that I have skin cancer.

Then it stopped bleeding and I calmed down.

I can't wait for the results of the biopsy next week. I just need to know.


  1. oh Liv for serious! I'm hoping and praying it's benign! That's the last thing you need!

  2. You should watch the Office episode, "Michael's Birthday". It is from the second season. Kevin has a skin cancer scare too. You can at least have some laughs while you wait for the results. We'll keep you in our prayers.

  3. Egad! I must know if you are cancer free! Keep us updated!


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