Remember how I’ve been playing the waiting game ever since those two biopsies were taken off my leg and back?
Well, I finally got my results…
…and let off a huge sigh of relief!
Thankfully, no malignancies were found. They did note, however, that the biopsies indicated evidence of dysplasia in both biopsy sites. Because of this they recommend I get my skin checked every six months. Note taken. See ya in the New Year, Doc.
They also informed me about this new type of technology called MoleSafe. They said I’d make a good candidate because I’m… well, mole-y. How scientific of them. Glad to know I’m not the only Captain Obvious here in Charlotte.
So, what is MoleSafe, exactly?
Well, according to their brochure, “Molesafe is a worldwide service that utilizes a new technology to perform a comprehensive full-body check-up to assess your skin, using digital imaging and dermoscopy scans to produce a digital melanogram. This melanogram is then examined and diagnosed by a MoleSafe dermatologist. Regular follow-up examinations refer to your stored melanogram and allow comparisons of the scans over time, detecting any problems at an early stage. In fact, MoleSafe’s diagnosis can be more accurate than a regular clinical inspection.”
Pretty neat, huh? Unfortunately, I am not financially able to start the Molesafe process (it costs hundreds of dollars for the initial high-resolution digital imaging, dermoscopy scans and body-mapping), so I have plenty of time to research this new-to-me process. But it’s definitely something I will keep in mind.
Anywho, I’m so relieved to have good news. The waiting period flew by thanks to my busy schedule. I’m also healing quite well.
But I still think it’s going to leave a scar. Oh well. Scars are for the living. They tell stories. I’m sure I’ll have more to come in my future. And I’ll be proud of each and every one of them. I’ll gladly be a walking symbol for skin-cancer awareness. Just like my momma and her “pepperoni.”
Have you ever heard of MoleSafe? Do you know anyone who has had experience with it? Do you have any scars you are proud of, or any you are scared to show people?