March 12, 2010

Recent Pictures ~ Graft Progress

Winter 2010

I don't wear my sunglasses into the stores as much as I did before.
The graft surgery was performed 9/15/09, so these photos show progress at approximately the 5th to 6th month.







March 2010
This shows the new wrinkles (caused by the scar) when I smile.
 

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your story & photos. You are inspiring. I enjoyed seeing your smile return through your recovery photos.

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    1. Thanks very much for your nice comment.

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  2. I'm old and wrinkled but losing the tip of my nose to bcc was hard to deal with emotionally. Your pictures are like a hug. Thank you very much.

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment! I'm sorry about your bcc. My uncle had similar surgery to remove the tip of his nose and it really wasn't very noticeable after it healed. I wouldn't have known unless it had been mentioned to me. Might look pretty rough at first though, from what I've heard. Mine looked pretty shocking at first, as you probably saw. Thanks again.

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  4. I have just been diagnosed with the same in exactly the same place. While your blog has scared me a little it has also reassured me that you can come out the other side still looking beautiful.
    I am 49 years old, never been too concerned about lots of make up or how I look...I think you take it for granted until it's gone. Thank you so much for your blog. I would be interested to see 8 years on.

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    1. I'm sorry you have to go through this, ugh. Today I've posted another recent photo. Thank you for writing. I appreciate hearing that you feel somewhat reassured.

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  5. Thank you for your blog! I just found out I "probably have melanoma that is very curable" on my upper cheek :/ I find out the biopsy results in a week. My dermatologist said i will need more cut out if the biopsy is melanoma. After reading your post I feel better knowing what to expect! It's kind of like how Lamaze classes prepared me for childbirth lol Thank you for taking the time to blog.

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    1. It's hard waiting and wondering about biopsy results. I'm glad you came across my blog, and appreciate your taking the time to write. It'll all turn out okay.

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    2. It is superficially spreading, in situ, stage 0 😃. I have Mohs surgery scheduled for next week.

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    3. Thanks for the update. I wish they'd done Mohs on my spot because it probably wouldn't have turned out as large. A friend of mine, who grew up in Florida, had Mohs on the side of her nose a few months ago (with small graft) and it's healing well. Good luck next week!

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