Thursday, October 16, 2008

I'm whole again!

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!


  1. I was wondering if the haircut was the usual or just for the op. You'll be able to pretend you got the groovy scar in a knife fight!

  2. Actually the haircut is my usual summer do... I generally buzz it right before any triathlons I do, to minimize resistance in the water - I shave my legs too for the big ones, but I probably shouldn't admit to that!

    I wasn't sure if they were planning on shaving the spot, and I figured a shaved patch on a buzzcut would look better than one with longer hair.

    The doc did give me instructions to minimize the scarring, but what's the point in that. I'm proud of my war wounds - I may have to run with the knife story too.