And how do you make yourself stop!?!?
I had a mole removed, and when I went to have the stitches taken out, the derm told me that a larger section needed to be removed and then referred me to a plastic surgeon. She said that the mole was atypical and could turn into cancer if left there.
Not a big deal, right?
Yeah, except they sent me home with the pathology report to give to the plastic surgeon, and after reading all of the medical jargon, now I'm convinced that she was too scared to tell me that something was terribly wrong. And I googled it, of course... some sites put my mind at ease, others made me worry more.
I have an appointment with the plastic surgeon in a month. I called the derm to see if that was too long to wait, and the nurse said it was totally fine. So, there's nothing else I can do. If there is something bad there, I can't excise it myself. I also can't worry it away or do anything else (other than be even more judicious with sunscreen and stop with the googling) to improve the situation.
Ugh. I wish I could be more laid-back.
It helped to put this out there. Thanks for reading.