I’ve kept this quiet, because frankly I have enough to deal with, but about a month ago, a mole on the back of my neck started itching.
I went to my doctor and said, “I’m probably overreacting and it’s probably nothing, but since my 2nd Cancer diagnosis, I panic about little lumps and bumps”.
She took one look at my mole and said “I don’t like the colour or texture of that mole. You were right to come in, I’m referring you to a specialist to get it removed as soon as possible”.
Well that wasn’t the reaction I was expecting.
I was honestly hoping she’d say “it’s fine, and hypochondria is normal in your situation”.
But she didn’t.
And today is the day I’m having my mole cut out.
I have mixed feelings.
Fear mostly. But also a strange feeling of guilt, at having it cut out, as I’ve had it all my life. There goes one of my distinguishing features. It’s quite sinister to think your own skin can turn against you.
I’d like to take this opportunity to remind all my readers to get their moles/lumps checked out by a doctor.