Saturday, April 30, 2011

Goal accomplished!

Front door frame painted! YEAH!

And what is everyone else doing while I'm painting?  Well, Butch WAS mowing the lawn, the took a dip to cool off.  Angela and her friend were swimming the whole time and rocking the pool :)  Fun stuff.

• Kitchen
•   Tile in the kitchen backsplash
•   Paint the kitchen (ok, these have to go in order – tile first – THEN paint
• Have the living room painted (by someone else)
•   I would LOVE to get some crown molding put up at the same time….
**I called to get a quote on the crown molding the other day... the guy who did our moulding in the dining room will take a look at it and give us a price sometime this week!
• Install screen door
**part way there, I had the men cut it on Easter Sunday to FIT the door frame... now to get it hung!!
• Paint the front door frame• Sprinklers:
•   Find the sprinkler box UNDER the ground from when the wall was put in a year ago…
•   Get the new sprinklers laid
•   Borrow the trencher and put the new sprinklers

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The offender(s)

In some ways it doesn't look any worse that just having a biopsy done..

Then you get the side view and note there is a bulge to it... but still you wonder if it's not just the biopsy doing this.

Nope, it's not... it's just a whacked out ear.  I'm thinking that they'll take that whole red area, then another 1/4 inch above and below - I have NO idea how they will fix it, but from diagrams, I think it best NOT to think where they are going to get the skin to cover the gap, thank you very much!

The neck.. this is the strangest one... it looked like this before the biopsy with the slight exception of what looked to be an ingrown hair... so I figured I would just have it removed before it became a cyst like the other two spots I had removed had done (chin and arm)... yeah, good in theory - the skin looked pretty much the same as it does right this second...

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Little C

Why is the word cancer so wrought with fear and concerns.
Today was the results from my biopsy for my ear (aka – holes in my body post)… and it came back as Basal Cell Carcinoma.  I’m met with a lot of sympathy, but I guess of all the cancers, this is the one to have – slow moving – doesn’t spread.  What could be better, I mean if I MUST have it?  Better than the Melanoma since this is the red-headed-step child of cancers.
I can live with that… quite literally as I commented that I had been in last year and was corrected that it had been 2 years.  I guess that’s fairly fast in growth in my book.  2 years ago it was “pre” cancer.. This year it IS cancer.  Crap.
So… I had 4 spots removed.  Chin (non), Ear ©, Neck ©, Arm (non)  So.. I’m at the 50% mark now.  I had one frozen off today and one removed… let’s hope that this one does not go to 50/50 as that part that was taken in for exam (back) doesn’t ever see the sun.  If that one is cancer, I’m sunk!
So… there it is folks, the good, the bad and the ugly.  I’ll have a kid take a before picture of my ear… right now it still has the scab from the biopsy… but we’ll still get that one out here posted.