Tuesday August 18 – SOL
Many things today come freeze-dried. I got freeze-dried chicken as a treat for my cats. They all enjoy it. Freeze-dried coffee supposedly tastes better.
Well, today I was freeze-dried, or at least a part of me was. I had my six month check-up with the dermatologist today. I am prone to those lovely old age spots that many seniors get. I have also had bouts with skin cancer in mild forms that creams usually took care of.
Anyway, today when I went I had a specific request for him. Sometime during the last month or two I sprouted a wart on my neck. It wouldn’t be a problem except that it happened to grow at the exact spot where my shirt necklines rubs. This makes it annoying. It is also in the way when I shave each morning.
It has become a bit more detached over the weeks because I have rubbed it against my pillow on a few occasions. I wanted it gone and I figured today was the day. I spoke to him about it and he said it would not be a problem.
After my exam he told me to sit up and he got the liquid nitrogen. He gave it a good spraying and told me it should dry up and fall off in a few days. Good.
A bit later while sitting in the car after a healthy breakfast at McDonald’s I looked over the information paper I received on the removal procedure. I can, or maybe not, expect the spot and the skin around it to blister and peel. If it blisters I should let it alone. If I decide to pop the blister I need to keep it covered.
The skin will, or maybe it won’t, return to its normal color in a few weeks. Luckily permanent discoloration is extremely rare. Hope I am not lucky in this instance.
Well, I guess I will see how being freeze dried works. I do promise not to keep the wart once it falls off no matter how fresh the freeze drying might keep it.