Wednesday, November 04, 2009
I recently found a doctor who was accepting new patients AND my insurance... Huzzah! But even better than that, she is amazing!!! At my first appointment, my physical, she referred me to a dermatologist because I have a 5mm mole on my upper left arm. Turns out, however, that there are no dermatologists within a 45 mile radius who do accept my insurance ~sighs~... Her office called literally EVERY dermatologist in the area, checking for me.
I took the news fine, and remained optimistic. Who knows? Maybe next year, a new dermatologist will come into the area, and I'll be able to get it taken care of then. The doctor, however, had other thoughts. She called her husband-- turns out he's a surgeon. I was informed last THursday that I had an appointment Tuesday (yesterday). I was amazed by her thinking outside the box, and her ability to get things done...
Get things done... Seems her husband thinks similarly. I show up for the appointment, thinking its going to be a consultation, to figure out where we go from there... I come out minus one mole, and with FIVE stitches in my arm! It's over, it's gone!
I go back next Thursday to see both of them, and will find out my biopsy results then. My dad died of a malignant melonoma, so this has been a weight on me. Now, however, knowing I've got TWO terriffic doctors on my side, I'm feeling a lot better.