Anyway this one isn't too bad and I needed it to illustrate an important message. Do you see that dark spot under my left eye. No it wasn't a bit of dirt on the lens but a lumpy bumpy, albeit rather small growth that appeared on my face a few months back and didn't go away. And it bothered me but I thought it was trivial and I didn't want to waste the GP's time.
But that's the point. It so is important to get anything like that checked out. So I entered the doctor's office with the rather sheepish cry of 'I'm hoping that you're going to tell me off for wasting your life'. But he didn't. Instead he reassured me that it probably wasn't anything serious but as a precaution he'd remove it and send it for a biopsy. Plus he said that he was rather happy to do it because he liked performing minor surgery!
So today, I've been up to the local hospital and I've had 'the thing' shaved off with a scalpel and then cauterized, ie singed, to get rid of the last little bit. The smell of burning flesh would have pleased Hannibal the Cannibal no end! And now the anaesthesia has worn off I'm left with a stinging face and a mark that looks way worse. But I'm told that it'll fade in a day or two and its was oh so worth being checked out. After all malignancies start small and are much easier to deal with at an early stage. It's best to be safe than sorry.