I’m laughing as I look at these pictures because, as the subject matter says, the pictures don’t show the whole story!
First, 2 weeks ago I went to a new dermatologist and she made some ‘cuts’ wanting to take biopsies for possible melanoma because of my living in the sun for so many years and the fact that my previous 5 dermatologists never tested me. I have an appointment to see her tomorrow (Wednesday) while this past weekend I got an email from here that all tested benign.

Last night (Monday) around 9 PM I was answering some email when I felt a strange something on my chest and when I looked down there was blood dripping from one of the biopsies cuts on my right check. I wasn’t too freaked out because after 22 years of taking 2-3 blood thinners a day I was used to never ending cuts bleeding ‘forever’.

Over the next 3 hours and after using 30 different size bandages, using elastic bandages around the chin, cheeks not to mention using pillow cases, towels, handkerchiefs plus blood all over me, my clothes, the floor, etc., even more than the night I ‘fell’ out of the recliner!Finally decided, at Midnight, to call 911 figuring they would come over and just tape it up but when they got here they said they couldn’t do that because it was at a ‘bad’ angle on the check and they would have to take me into the ER. Long story short–I got to the ER at 12:30 AM, they put 3 stitches in my cheek (which you really can’t see in the pictures!) got a cab and was home by 2:30 AM!

I went to my cardiologist today and he didn’t say anything about the stitches after I told him what happened and we discussed the pain I am feeling in my legs! He suggested I get another vascular surgeon’s opinion but I told him I would wait until I see the one have now in September.

Now I have to see what the new dermatologist says about the stitches plus a new ‘experimental’ drug—Dupixent–which is a self-injection every 2 weeks for psoriasis which I have all over–only if the government (my insurance) pays the cost.By the way–don’t get old–yes I know the alternative but when all you do is talk about the weather, doctor visits and medicines you talk about all the time maybe the alternative isn’t bad! I’m just kidding!! I am having too much fun as an old man!!

Posted August 2, 2022 by greatmartin in LIFE, LIFE EVENTS

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