Posts have been a bit erratic this past week

and maybe for while yet.

Too much sun, no hat and the use of

the words “aggressive” and “cancer”

in a short sentence after a biopsy,

followed by a procedure which has left me with

a messy scalp which does not want to heal

and the medical professionals divided

on the best source of treatment.

Family nurses and my GP

are in opposition to the specialist

who did the procedure.

Just warning the photo below is

pretty messy in my opinion.



I have an encore booked for December 13.

Was told today I should have left dressing on

for two weeks.

Five days and this one was putrid.

December 13 plus two weeks equals December 27.

Looks like a lonely Christmas….

no-one will want to be within a mile of me!  

12 thoughts on “Too-Much-Sun-No-Hat-Equals…

    • I’m pretty sure there will be a tidy outcome, Yvonne, it’s just the road to ‘Tidy’ may be a bit rough. GP/Nurse took that photo as it was getting whiffy again yesterday. Told me to ring the big boss and the ‘bossette’ who answered the phone told me I should not change dressings and that the dressing should have remained in place for two weeks. Should have asked her address and told her to make room in bed for me as MGW was not going to put up with two weeks of the smell. 😀


  1. I have had the same procedure (without the infection though). My sympathies! I hope they are able to get it all this time, clean out the infection and give you some decent antibiotic cream and instructions on applying that. Keeping the wound clean and dry is important (or perhaps they gave you different instructions). I’ve had the same cancer in the same spot twice now, this last one was quite a bit bigger, which is concerning. Basal cell carcinoma (the type of skin cancer I had) is not as bad as melanoma, but it’s still not happy news. Take care and I hope you feel better!


    • Apparently research has shown that leaving a dressing on for two weeks produces best healing results. I had mine change on Monday because the smell was putrid and again on Tuesday, which was apparently the wrong thing to do according to specialist’s receptionist.


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