A daytime post means I'm unwell or meant to be studying. Today it's both.
I think I've mentioned before that in January I visited a doctor about a weepy mole behind my knee. It was diagnosed as an ingrown hair ("if you could look closely at it you'd see what it obviously is") until I showed my surgical type doctor as I was getting my foot looked at a few months later and he let me know it was most definitely a mole and I should have it removed if it changed again. While we were in Thailand it got itself a red ring and I decided that I would just get it taken out when we were back.
And yes, I'm aware that I seem to spend a lot of time getting things taken out (Tiffany the head lump, those troublesome foot warts, that whole sebaceous cyst thing and now this) but I maintain that the only one who's going to look out for my health is me, so I'm allowed to get as many things cut out that I like (spesh when my Grandmother had skin cancer twice (down to a wig at one stage) amongst other cancers).
This morning my good doctor spliced out the middle of my 'funny little thing' (as he titled it) and told me I'd get the stitches out next Thursday morning - he's sending it off to the lab and will give me a call if it's something worth worrying about, otherwise I'd just see him next week.
I asked him to check out my others while I was there (to get my moneys worth*) and he told me that if I wanted, I could get the mole above my lip removed with minimal scarring, and he could lop the top off the two in my neck while he was at it. I asked if I'd need a referral to a plastic surgeon, but he told me it'd be the same result as if he did it, only not covered my Medicare.
I've long thought about getting my lip mole removed - although it's been there as long as I can remember and would look/feel a little odd without it - it's been growing and it will continue to grow and grow and will end up a hairy slug taking over my face that crawls into my mouth. My neck moles don't bother me too much, though I've knocked them a few times whilst playing with my necklace and bleeding moles are a terrifying experience for hypochondriacs!
So, I thought I'd put it out to vote - though I should disclaim that (like the interview) I think I've already made my mind - and give you some glimpses to help you decide. Please note that I am most self conscious about the soft part under my chin that always decided so jump out and swallow my face in photos, so please be kind...