I have the most uncomfortable sinus headache right now. It has settled on the left side of my face and is snuggling up to the side of my nose. I stopped on the way home to pick up some Advil sinus medication to dull the throb. So I sit here on my bed writing trying to ignore the pain until the pills kick in.
Today, has been a great day for body/health issues. I've had this tiny little growth sprouting under my right eye. At first it was a little tentative about getting too big and then one day it sprouted and seemed to become astronomically large and overwhelming. I felt like I had this giant skyscraper of hard skin towering out of my face. Of course, this is an overstatement and those select few I decided to point it out to assured me it wasn't even noticeable. Regardless, I've taken to wearing my glasses to disguise this bit of architecture on my face.
Today, I had an appointment with my family doctor to have it removed. I arrived at the doctor's office just before noon expecting it to be nearly empty as I have always found it. This time the waiting area was packed with people. "Great," I thought. I'm going to be stuck her forever. Then I caught myself and decided to become zen about the whole situation. Within minutes I was escorted into the back.
Of course, I had to be weighed. Why do they always weigh us when we go to the doctor's even if we are just there for a flu shot? I watched the digital scale tick up the numbers and it stopped right around where I was hoping it would. Phew, despite the weekend of Thanksgiving decadence I've maintained my weight. But I do need to buckle down and lose some more.The other strange thing is that I registered half an inch taller than when I was last there. A growth spurt perhaps.
Anyway, the doctor comes in to see me and addressed me as "young lady." A point for her. Then I showed her my growth. "Hmmmm," she said. "It's just a skin tag." She gave me the option of having it cut off with no numbing or frozen. The latter she discouraged because it was so close to my eye. "Cut," I replied with a little bit of a cringe. "Oh, don't worry," she smiled. "My patients tell me it just a quick ouch." I showed her my little tags on my neck, those she agreed to freeze.
She swabbed some alcohol on my skyscraper skin tag, and then with a pair of scissors that looked like the kind you use to cut your toenails, she snipped it off. I was amazed. No pain, minimal blood and my face was restored to normalcy. Then she proceeded to freeze my other tags on my neck.
As I reread what I just wrote, I ran my finger under my eye and kind of missed feeling the roughness of that scrappy skin tag.
The headache is gone and I don't have much else to say on the subject of skin growths except that today was a good one because the most annoying growth is gone. And that's the way it is for now.