I finally heard back from my dermatologist's office about the pathology report. The nurse called at 3:45pm which under normal circumstances I would have already been gone for the day but as it was I had a man from Germany that had come to visit and he had LOTS of questions.
Anyway, the result it not cancer but an infected hair follicle. What great news huh? So no radiation, no gel to administer to my nose, just an antibiotic to take, yes take until they are all gone, and all is well.
WOW, what a relief! It's about time I got some good news!