I had my stitches removed from my head yesterday - at least those that I hadn't already managed to remove by picking at them.
As the nurse was cutting them out, another nurse came in and made a comment about how long the cut was. "You should have seen what came out of that!" the other nurse said. Apparently my lump has attained celebrity status as the doctors office. I guess it earned it, by my not doing anything about it for the past 8 or so years.
The good news is that it was only a cerbacious cyst - an oil gland that got plugged up, and kept producing oil, even though it had no where to get rid of it. That also means there is not cancer or anything associated with it.
So for the first time in almost a decade I have a smooth (smoothish) scalp! Woohoo!