Tag Archives: Dermatology

Back to the Dermatologist

This week was another three month skin check with the dermatologist.  And as much as I’d like to say all was well, I can’t, yet. When I was in Bethesda in November, the doctor there (a neurologist who is running the Parkinson’s Disease study group looking for early biomarkers) did a quick physical, and commented …

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Forehead Clearing, Surgery Scheduled

It has been almost a month since I began the treatment of my forehead with Picato. It is on its way to clearing, but has a way to go yet. The swelling has gone down, though my eyelids still look uneven. I won’t know until I see the Dermatologist again in the fall whether it …

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New Treatment, Old News

I did hear from the dermatologist’s office today regarding the visit I made to his office this past week. He had looked at my black toenails and immediately commented: “What did you do to them? Traumatized them?” Of course, he was right, and I told him of the five mile walk the week before the …

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A Very Strange Trophy, Unexpected

It’s been a month since Rick and I walked the second Five Mile MS Walk this Spring. Within six weeks, we succeeded in walking nearly ten miles, and were very proud to complete the second walk successfully, even though we were the last to cross the start/finish line. But a few days after the walk, …

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Very Good News

This morning the dermatologist’s secretary called, reporting that the two biopsies I had earlier this week show no evidence of cancer.  Like the check-up three months ago, only typical age-related inflamed keratoses were found. I’m asked to watch for a return of pigmentation when the two sites clear, and if seen, come in for more …

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Wait … and Weight

You know, six years ago I changed my menu and shed many pounds, dropped many clothing sizes, and began feeling better. But that year, the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis took the wind out of my new-found sails. I persevered, though, with the nasty injections for four years, thinking it was the right thing to do. …

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The Envelope, Please …

I didn’t sit at the sewing machine at all today. I slept in until 9:00, when Rick came  upstairs to remind me that I wanted to be up early enough to have time to check emails and have breakfast and a shower before we would head onto the highway and back to the city. I …

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To Begin Again

In a few days I’ll be back in the city visiting the dermatologist who biopsied my skin in May and June and located five skin cancer sites. I’m going to begin the next round of the searching and, if found, surgical removal of basal carcinoma, squamous carcinoma, or malignant melanoma. I wasn’t nervous at all …

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