There seems to be a lot of this going on around here lately, but this one kind of surprised me. Or not. Hard to say.
Barry had a biopsy done of this wonky mole on his back--he had it done about 9 days ago. He has about 12 stitches across his lower back where they removed the whole thing (rather than just a tiny piece like a normal biopsy), just to be safe. He was most irritated about not being able to work out for a month so the sutured area can heal.
He got his results today. It is definitely melanoma, and they are going to do another procedure. They want to take more muscle and other tissue to make sure they got all of it. They do not think he needs to be tested to see if it has gone to his lymph nodes, which concerns me as it seems unnecessarily sloppy, but I guess it might be good that they think that. I do not know much more about it than this so far.
I have to ponder this for a while.