Monday, June 15, 2009

Schmelanoma



So about a month ago I told you about my little friend The Mole that I had to get cut out of my chest so I thought I'd give y'all an update. (Don't know why I all the sudden have a southern accent went I start typing a post, my apologies)

Well the test came back positive for Melanoma and apparently the chunk of skin the doc took out last time wasn't big enough so I had to go get more removed last week.

Yay!

I'm happy to say that all went well, I've got 14 stitches underneath the skin and 16 on top. I would love to gross you all out by posting a picture of my stitches but they are located right under my boob and since I like to think of my blog as "family friendly" and because I'm always thinking of the children, I'll leave the picture out.

I did however draw you a picture, ya know, just so you get the idea.




Y'all didn't know I was an artist did ya? (There I go again, I apologize)

There was no fainting in the operating room this time. In fact it was quite the opposite, this nurse was fascinated with my cut and kept commenting on how cool it looked and what a great job the doctor was doing. Ummmkay, whatever psycho.

Now when I go back in 2 weeks to get the stitches out, the doc has to do a thorough exam. When I say thorough, I mean he has to examine everywhere that I have skin.


EVERYWHERE.


Which is EVERYWHERE.


I am so looking forward to that.


So on another note, Alex and I got to hang out with our nephews last Friday. We love having those two guys over, they are the cutest funniest kids ever! It was the day after I had my surgery so I was tired and loopy from the pain meds and they were concerned that I didn't feel good.




I explained to them that I had to get stitches and that I was just sore. They were so worried and of course being the boys that they are, they wanted to see the stitches. And like I said before, I'm always thinking of the children so I refused to expose them to such images.

Jaxon kept lifting up his shirt and saying "See, just go like this so we can see your stitches!"

After I explained that I couldn't do that, he then pulled his shirt collar down to show his chest and said "Ok, then just pull your shirt down like this!"

Oh, if it were only that simple. Alex and I were laughing so hard!

After the kids went home, Rachael, my sister-in-law (their mom) wrote me on facebook that Jaxon said,


"Mom, poor Kelly broke her heart and had to get it stitched back in!"





Oh I love that kid!

109 comments:

Paging Doctor Mommy said...

Oh that was the sweetest thing that he could have said! Hope you are starting to feel better, and that the doc doesn't find any more spots!

andy said...

first, your nephews are made of cute.

and second, thank you for reminding me why i am NOT tanning anymore.

after my father and my sister both had to have moles removed, etc. can you believe i was actually considering tanning again for my upcoming holiday?

fuck me.

andy

p.s. thank you for not posting your cut and stitches. i'm eating a breakfast sandwich and would have totally woofed;)

p.p.s. but a disclaimer would work too...i'd come back later with an empty stomach.

Kristina P. said...

Oh, Pooba, I hope they got it all out this time! I'm sure it's a nice breast accessory though.

blueviolet said...

Your diagram cracks me up but the melanoma doesn't. I'm sorry they had to go at it twice but I'm glad that your doctors are careful enough to keep rechecking it.

As far as the skin check...I had one done and how come I didn't have to be searched EVERYWHERE? What a bathing suit covers was pretty much left alone, albeit a thong bathing suit, lol.

Debbi said...

Okay, you nephews cracked me up! How awesome "all you have to do is go like this!". It's so simple to a child. lol

And have fun with the thorough exam. MMM. So super jealous. But, just so ya know, I'd do the exam for you-- because I truly love you that much!

Good for you for having such a great attitude about everything. I'd be freaking, but here you are, drawing doodles and speaking in tongues. Pretty impressive! :)

the ungourmet said...

Yikes! Sorry you had to go through this! I'm glad you had it checked out when you did. I hope you heal fast.

I had a mole removed from the bottom of my foot a while back. The removal didn't hurt, what did hurt like a blankity blank, was the needle jabbing into my foot to numb it! I literaly yelped a few times during this process. Luckily, it was nothing but a mole.

I had to have that lovely full body check you speak of and the Dr. brought in a trainee to observe. Awkward!!

Sara said...

You mean even between your toes? EEK! Hope everything comes out spot-free. Heal quick! And what cute little boys. Mine is 4 is getting fascinated with boobs. My 3 year old daughter pets everyones. Just to see if they are smooshy.

Rocksee said...

Girly Girl! I am in this same boat. I've done the through EVERYWHERE CHECKS for 8 years now. I am glad things came back good. It's a constant struggle to stay on top of your moles! But you can do it~!

And yes people THEY DO CHECK EVERYWHERE-- MOUTH, EYEBALLS, IN YOUR HAIR, YOUR HOO HA.. EVVVVVVVVERYWHERE these things can grow.

CHECK yourself. Stay on top of your moles ladies.. Or me and Poob will have to beat you down!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm sorry you had to get another hunka-chunka boobie skin whacked out. That doesn't sound fun at all. Hopefully you got lots of REST, and are drinking lots of WATER, and they gave you lots of GOOD DRUGS!!

Prayers for no more of the icky "C" word!!!

So if you are getting totally checked out, I hope your doctor is cute!!!! (don't forget to wax, k???)

And I'm trying to keep this upbeat because this isn't a fun subject. You know I love ya!

Nana said...

I am so sorry to hear about your broken heart! I'm glad everything is turning out well.

I have to have the all over skin skan once a year, so I feel your pain. So not right to have a dermatologist looking well, where they have to look.

I had a mole up high on my inner theigh yeah, anyway it was cut out.

Needless to say the doc and I are having an affair now.

Heath'e' said...

Kel, my love you just saved me an email. I was about to write to see what happened. Cause I don't text and you do talk on the phone ;). Can I say I"M SOOO Sorry!! That totally sucks. I hope they got it all and don't have to cut any more of my KELLY!! I'm sure Alex likes to check it for you and take pix. it's probably a good thing your keeping it family friendly and all. I love kids and how they rationalize things. "lift your shirt like this" HA HA HA LMAO!!! What a freakin' cute kid. I love that he said your heart was broken. Such a sweetheart! I hope they find no more SERIOUSLY. LOVE ya!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh sweets, I hate to hear about the mole! What a pain!

That is the cutest thing I've heard, out of the mouth of babes! They are always so smart and think of everything!

Keep us updated, I'll be thinking of you!

Have a wonderful Monday :)

LadyStyx said...

Might not be something you want to do, but considerin what was found it would be a very good idea. Just think of it as a necessary evil. My mom had to have one removed from her back. She used to be a sun-worshipper when young and now has all sorts of problems with her skin. I was the same as her, only since my skin wasn't as fair, I was out all the time. I'm going to need to do the same thing myself. *adds it to the list of what to check during the yrly exam*

The Blonde Duck said...

You poor thing! That's scary! I'm at the highest risk of skin cancer so they're always removing moles from me!

Staci said...

this is what happens when i neglect "blogland" I cant believe i didnt know about this....im slappin myself for being a bad blogger buddy BAD BUDDY BAAD BUUUDDY!!

Please keep me updated!!

Karin Katherine said...

I love that kid too. How old is he? You know I have two daughters and I'm just trying to do everything I can to get into that awesome family of yours---or should I say of ya'lls?
: 0 )

Thanks for sparing us the boob flash frankenstein and if you want to see some real art I posted the boys Miro artist study on the PassportAcademy.com blog.

They don't get their artistic talents from me that's for sure.

Glad you are okay. Cannot wait until you get your full on exam of EVERYWHERE you have skin. Is Alex going with you? How do we know the nurse or the doc don't have a crush on you?

Tammy Howard said...

Your nephews are possibly too cute to be true.

I'm glad you're taking care of yourself - that is so scary.

Marissa said...

Good luck with the checkup! Hopefully it's all been removed and you're good to go.

Yaya said...

That's one of the cutest things ever said!

Hope your check up goes well.

Stesha said...

Pooba are you okay? Do you need anything? Maybe someone to take a trip in your place? Vegas maybe?
I'm here for you!

Hugs and Mocha,
Stesha

dani said...

Kelly.
.
Glad it's taken care of but seriously, no more of that!
Get better, K?

The Wife O Riley said...

That is so cute that he said that!! Kids can be so sweet sometimes.

That's quite a picture! I guess you can always say you were bit by a shark or stabbed in a knife fight. You know, to get some street cred.

~ Dawn ~ said...

All I have to say is OUCH! I hope you heal quickly. Ang glad to know you didn't faint this time. I know my butt would have. That is so sweet of the boys. Gotta make sure auntie is okay. Hope the check up goes well and they don't find anything else.

Lee said...

Your little nephews are so cute. :)

I'm glad your little surgery went okay. My mom had that done a few weeks ago.
It was the time I almost fainted.
I hate moles...

Julia said...

I know I was one of the people all "don't worry about it" "its nothing" "the doctor snips stuff off me all the time" but I am sorry to be so flippant. I hope you feel better soon and that your bathing will still look stunning on you. :)

Hey at least it is not across your forehead. Ella had 22 stitches above her eyebrow about 2 months ago. It's healing well now though BUT I know the misery this entails. I highly recommend a product called scarguard available at the dermatologist office.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Good luck with teh checkup. **hugs**

Jon and Steph said...

Goodness..... I hope they got it all removed this time and at your next checkup they don't find anything!

Those boys are precious....

Adrian's Crazy Life said...

Ah Pooba, I'm sorry to hear that you're hurting. 14 stitches - I'll bet that's a big ouch! But I'm glad that they found it before it causes you any bad problems, especially if you're thinking of having kids one day soon. So it sounds like a good time to catch it. Hope everything continues to do well.

Justine said...

OMG, how awful and scary for you and here you are making jokes about it! Do you have to have any kind of treatment, or is this it?
And oh boy, that doctor's going to look in every nook and cranny, isn't he? Shave shave SHAVE!!!!!!
Your nephews are so funny, and I think it was mean that you didn't expose yourself to your nephew. Geez, it's under your boob, not ON it! In fact, it's mean that you didn't post a pic for all of us!

Justine :o )

Rebecca Jo said...

Dang Mole!!! But glad you got it taken out & are on top of things now before they got much deeper & things could be worse...

I'm sure that's not a fun spot to have it - is your bra rubbing it?

Let us know what else you find out from this biopsy...

And since I have had to had moles removed too - I have to go for a check up yearly for an exam... Yeah, they do look EVERYWHERE.. that's just weird someone looking THAT closely to your WHOLE body!!! I think they need to offer at least a glass of wine before they do that!

Annie Harper said...

Silly Kelly, don't act like you're shy about putting your boob pictures on the internet...

Now that you are divorcing the Sun, maybe Linda will give us a discount on her Airbrush Tan if we go in together....like a two-fer. Pretty sure she'll go for it.

Or, on the plus side, if you just go au naturale you would look more like a vampire, and we all know that's your NUMBER ONE priority.

Holy poo I LOVE YOU.

Rachel said...

Ohh I like that comment above fair skin WOULD make you look like a fabulous vampire!

I changed the name of my blog and accidently deleted my followers grrr! Can you come back over and follow me again? Thanks darlin!!

CLUFF FAMILY said...

I am glad you posted about this. I have been wondering how it all went. Hope you heal nicely and don't have any more pain or anymore problems. I miss ya a lot. How are you doing? You going to the reunion? Josh said he wont go with me. Is Al going?

Ms. Wanda said...

I love the picture:) I'm still laughing when your nephew told you to just pull your shirt down!!! Kids are great they don't care about any of the stuff we do. Glad you doing well:) Aren't pain meds like little mini vacations? Just gotta make sure you come back:) Off to watch Nurse Jackie:)

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I love kids!! They can make any situation funny and heartwarming.

Thank goodness you had the mole removed. Whew! And good luck with the next appointment... everywhere you have skin sounds frightening. I mean, does everything include EVERYTHING?!!? Eeeek!

The Blonde Duck said...

Thanks for the advice on the illustrations! It helped a lot.

Kasey Hunt said...

What a sweet nephew you have. Hang in there. The full body scans aren't as bad as you would think!!

Jason, as himself said...

Wait. Did you say EVERYWHERE?
Oh, yeah. You did.

Scary stuff. Cute kids!

Two Pretty Little Skirts said...

congrats on being FB for SITS today!
LOVE LOVE this post...I'm sorry you have to go thru the poking and prodding. Reminds me of giving birth minus the melanoma. Wishing you a speedy recovery ;)

Dawn

Kari said...

Over from SITs to say hey!

Hope your check-up goes well. That's a great reminder of how important regular dermatologist checks really are. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Yikes! Is your drawing true to size!? That's a huge hunk of flesh! I'm glad to hear that they got it all out. I hope your thorough exam is not too bad for you! ;-)

Stopping by from SITS to wish you a great FB day! :-)

TuTu's Bliss said...

I hope you are feeling better. Congrats on your feature. I am so excited it is your day today!!!

I keep MY breats off my blog too but breast paintings, other breast, breast sculptures well that's fair game. It's my own selfish plan. Maybe if I plaster my blog with boob then people will get used to it and won't give me the evil eye when I breastfeed. (Insert evil laughter here)

Little Nut Tree said...

Dropping by from SITS. I love your diagram! And I love that you can laugh at what must be a very stressful thing.
Your nephews are very sweet. :-)

Jen Sue Wild said...

I am sorry to hear about the mole on your boobie.. I hope it heals quick.. I know how much the inner stiches hurt. I went threw the same thing a few years ago but on my Bum..

Happy SITS day!!

Kathy said...

Congratulations on being featured on SITS today :)

YAY for catching the melanoma early!! I had some removed from my back not a big area but the stitches in the back laid me up for almost 12 months..can you EVEN believe that? They never check me very thorough and it always leaves me wondering.

LOVE YOUR BLOG :)

camerapatty said...

I pray that everything goes well in a couple of weeks at your checkup. By the way, your drawing had me in stitches! :)

Wishing you a scent-sational SITS day!
Patty

Seraphim said...

hehe! i go all southern on my posts too and I'm Australian! Sorry about the melanoma but hope the pain meds do the job xxx

Rocksee said...

HON! YAY HAPPY SITS DAY!!!

Equidae said...

I passed from sits and found this post...I can only say sorry but am happy the docs took it out and will pray so your next exam comes all clear.
On a positive note your nephews are so sweet. Hopeb you have a good day

LORI said...

I WISH YOU AND YOUR BOOB VERY HAPPY AND SPEEDY HEALING! I'M SENDING SOME POSITIVE MOJO YOUR WAY THAT EVERYTHING COMES BACK FAB. ON THE SKIN (EVERYWHERE) CHECK TOO! STOPPING IN TO SAY HAPPY SITS DAY!

Christy said...

Stopping by from SITS on your special day and wishing you a very speedy recovery!

Your nephews and absolutely adorable and I LOVED the story from their visit with you!! How precious.

Yaya said...

POOBA!!!!!!! Congrats on your sits day!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rebekah said...

Congrats on you SITS Day!!!

BTW.. I saw that you are watching True Blood. I love that show!!

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Happy SITS day for you!!! Could your nephews be any cuter?! :)

Sharon and Billy Blanks Jr. said...

So glad you're well and healthy. I enjoyed reading this and of course kids always steal the show. Your nephews are adorable.Blessings.

Tammy Howard said...

Congrats on your SITS day - I always get so excited when it's someone I already 'know'!

Jill said...

Glad you are okay...your nephews are cuties.
Happy SITS day!

perpstu said...

Happy SITS Day! I hope your next appointment goes well. YOur nephews are adorable!

Robin said...

Hope you're feeling better....
Thanks for the visual aid. :-)

And Congratulations on your day in the SITS sun!

Hope your day is a most beautiful one.

Lee said...

Hope you are healing well, and that no more are found! Better to be safe than sorry though! Same thing happened to my mom. Congrats on being the SITS FB!

Deb said...

Hi, visiting from SITS. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Thanks for sharing your story and raising awareness.

Tiffany said...

Hi! Congratulations on your SITS day! Melanoma scares the living daylights out of me - I'm glad you caught it early.

Too funny about your nephews. I love how little kids reason!

Kimberley said...

COngrats on your SITS day!
I hope you are enjoying your day in the spotlight.

Well done for spotting your suspicious mole and for acting quickly. I sincerely hope that is the end of your schmelanoma (love it!) story!

confused homemaker said...

visitng from SITS:) congrats on being fb!

good for you getting that checked right away. have a speedy recovery!

Kris said...

Wow...I'll be praying that everything goes well for you!!Happy SITS day!

mommaof4wife2r said...

that is the sweetest thing...get it stitched back in! love it! happy FB!!!!

Adriana said...

The last line was priceless. Kids say the most awesome things sometimes. Happy SITS day!

Dorkys Ramos said...

Oh kids are too cute! Here's hoping it all turns out well. Hope you have a wonderful FB day!

Jingle said...

Kids have a way of saying things in such wonderful ways! LOL! That doesn't sound like a fun experience! I hope it starts to feel better soon and the results are what you want to hear!

I love the post before this! I haven't been in a few years and that SO made me want to go this year! My dh and I have volunteered before and it was way fun!

Happy SITS day!

glenna said...

I hope all goes well with your next check up.

lisalyn said...

Kids do say just the cutest things. :)

Good luck with all the next check up.

have a great day.

Valerie said...

Aww aren't they cute!! Hope everything goes well next time. Congrats on being FB today.

Happy SITS day!!

jules1219 said...

Love the things that kids say...I could just hear my boys saying the same things that your nephews said about wanting to see. ;)
Good luck to you! Hope you are melanoma free.
Julie
http://fashformom2boys.blogspot.com/

shelley said...

little boys are so cute and say the sweetest things, i'm just wondering what happens to them that now a days they seem to turn on the "i don't care who i hurt" button in there teenage years, that is being said by a mom of 2 girls, who have been on the "other end" of the stick... here's hoping your little nephews stay that sweet! good luck with your test! thanks for sharing, maybe it will make someone out there think about a bump they have. :) enjoy your sista day in the sun!
smiles,
shelley

Anna said...

Oh my goodness, you are hysterical! Kids are so cute and sweet sometimes.
Happy SITS Day!

Queenie Jeannie said...

LITTLE SIS!!!! Ohmygosh! You've got tons of company comin' over and you're still talkin' about your boobs!! COME ON!!!!

I'll help you straighten up and put a cake in the oven.....Siblings!


(Enjoy your day!)

Kiki (G.G.) said...

I like your "leave your comment" quote. I take it you are a fan of 30 Rock? great photos. Kids say the sweetest things. I don't mind your touch of southern in the post. I am from the NE and live in the south and "y'all", "ya", "fixin'" and "oh my goodness" are in my regular vocabulary. Congrats on your SITS honor and take care.
-Kiki

John Deere Mom said...

Wow! How scary, but you have an awesome attitude! Here visiting from SITS. I will be back!

ExtraordinaryMommy said...

Hope you are feeling good - your seem to have the best of spirits - I can only imagine the process has been a bit scary. Love that they caught it early!

Sympathize with you on the FULL-BODY examine - have one on my schedule for August....You'll have to let me know how it goes :)

Happy SITS day!

i'm black betty said...

they are too cute!

glad to hear they removed it all. i had a few taken out like that. they hurt like a bitch, too.

oh, and you can talk southern all you want, honey. it's very attractive on you. i would know. ;)

Miss Behavin said...

Stopping by from SITS to say congratulations on being todays FB.

Your nephews are too cute.

kiddiescorner said...

How scary! Happy Sits day.

Debbie said...

Stopping by from SITS to say hi. Congratulations on being the featured blogger!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awwwwww! You had to have your heart stitched back in!! How CUTE is that?! Sorry about the melanoma...hopefully the thorough examination will result in nothing more... :) I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers! ((HUGZ!!))

Elite Home Decor said...

Wow good luck to you I wish you all the best
Congrats on being the FB on SITS

dominique said...

Awww..that kid is a real sweety:)
Happy Sits!!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Happy SITS!

lemonologie said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

How scary! I'm sure I would have fainted during the appt! Good luck at your skin scan!

The Wife O Riley said...

I am so excited that you are the Featured Blogger today! Congrats!

James' Mommy said...

What a cute comment from your nephew.

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Happy sits day! Good luck with everything.

Mama Mel said...

Found you from SITS! Love your blog! Let me tell you, I can relate to the checking of moles... everywhere. I have them all over my body, and have had 4 suspicious moles removed, but luckily all negative. Have another appointment in September, and I'm nervous as usual. Anyways, good luck with everything, and thanx for sharing your blog! :)

Joy said...

That little guy really brought the levity. He sounds like a great kid. Kudos to you for being brave AND for the drawing {which looks like the smile from a character in a Tim Burton movie} versus the photo! ;o)

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Happy SITS day to you. Your nephews are so adorable. I hope they get all of your "schmelanoma" and that is the end of it.

I enjoyed reading your posts and will be back.

BrnEyedGal said...

Oh ... that had to be a very hard thing to go through!
Im so glad you are fine, I myself have some questionable moles and you have made me want to act proactively now. Thank you!! :)

Visiting from SITS...Congrats!

Melanie said...

That is so very sweet of your nephew to say that.

One of my dearest friends just went through that two years ago. She was completely fine after having the cancer removed.

Synergy Girl said...

Gasp...!! Melanoma? SCARY!! I don't know, that dang "C" word scares the bleep outta me! Hope you are healing good and all that stuff!!

TheYandR_Lady said...

Nice pics!

Sarah Jensen said...

Sorry about the surgery and the stitches, but Jason is the cutest. And you're such a good aunt. Great pictures, btw. And what an artist.
:)

Stalker v1.5 said...

Awwh, now that was melt-your-heart cute! Congrats on SITS!

It's All Good said...

thats so sweet, hope everything goes peachy on your next check-up!

Martha said...

Best Wishes for a good report from the MD. Visiting from SITS.

Kristen said...

Hopefully your doc doesn't find anything...and that he looks like George Clooney. Your pic of the stitches totally reminded me of Sally form The Nightmare Before Christmas!

Megan said...

heehee Kids say the funniest things!

Ouchy on the skin removal and stitches. And I do not envy you on your next examinations. Wow. I think I'd prefer to be drunk so I didn't have to realize what was happening to me! Good luck with that!!!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

LOVE your blog!!! Will be back!!!

scrappysue said...

that's a lot of stitches (if you add them all up ya'll) hope the skin exam goes, well, as well as it can!

Aleta said...

I'm sorry about the Melanoma. I know it's not an easy thing to deal with, but glad you have a thorough doctor.. wouldn't want the thorough exam afterwards though! Loved the comment "broke her heart and had to get it stitched back in."

Enjoying reading your posts!

Mammatalk said...

That must have been a scare for you!

Suzi said...

Happy to hear you are all right!