I went to my dermatologist's office yesterday for stitch removal. When he walked into the room he was a bit surprised to find an infection had set in where the punch biopsy was done. It was a bit swollen and red. He proceeded to tell me that most folks carry a staph infection in that area and generally never have a problem with it until something like a biopsy is done, then it can flare up. Flare up it did! He ordered the nurse to write a prescription for a very strong antibiotic for me to take for 14 days. I will definitely finish that bottle. Sometimes I have been known to not take the entire script of antibiotics but one mention of the word staph was all I needed to hear.
The nurse then proceeded to remove the two little stitches. No problem, almost home now. I waited for the findings on the pathology report. Guess what? Not back yet. Imagine that. I said "Great, here we go again." She knew exactly what I meant because she was the little darling that helped me so much the last time. She assured me that sometimes it can take 10 days (I mentioned "6 weeks too"). I will wait, I mean what else can I do? Hopefully I will hear from them next week so I can put my feeble mind to rest. If it is cancer again I will be fine. At least I have already spent my total out of pocket for this year so it shouldn't cost me anything.
I will let you all know when I find out something. In the meantime I wait....and wait....and wait.