avert your eyes

i have had a bump, a cyst on the back of my neck for roughly 10 years. when i first noticed it, hubsters and i, were in the process of moving to hawaii and had no health insurance. we were going to pay cash until the doctor started nickel and diming everything. we couldn't afford it. if it had been something we were freaked out by we would have done it, but we decided we could do it later. the bump got smaller and smaller and basically disappeared so we forgot all about it. it has since reappeared and i have just dealt with it.
well since we are making an effort to take care of our health this year i made an appointment with a dermatologist.
they lasered off some skin tags and some warts and made an appointment to excise the cyst on my neck.
after 10 years and while the p.a was removing it i could feel the pressure being released. i even commented during the procedure that my neck felt lighter. i had no idea that it was bugging me :)
finally after 10 + years and it is gone and i have the frankenstein scar to prove it. i didn't ask how many stitches, but did look at the cyst they removed. it was 4 x 2.5 cm.
the scar will be bigger. here's the picture for you voyeur's .....you know who you are.

my neck is swollen still, and if you click on the picture it will make it ginormous and you can count the external stitches yourself. :) i double dog dare you!

ps - my hair is now it's natural color. black/brown. shocking.....i know.
pps - we should have the results of the biopsy soon. no one expects anything from it.


Stacy Smith said...

I counted 14 or 15 stitches. It was hard to say. I don't think it looks bad at all. Then again, my mom has a shark bite out of her arm. What could look worse than that?

myrtle budge said...

what kind of shampoo do you use? your hair looks fab!

Christie Norris said...

I count 14, and gee, your hair smells terrific. Oh, and the word verification I had to enter was physt - rhymes with cyst.

Shelley said...

Yikes. I had a cluster of blood vessels that had grown wonky removed from the bottom of my foot and I LOVE that feeling of pressure gone. I also love gross things like pictures of other people's stitches. Thanks.