In this thread, I told about the pathology reports on the “thing” removed from my shoulder. I finally heard back from the dermatologist’s office - it was not melanoma. The recheck of the results came back as “dysplastic nevus” same as the original punch biopsy. So, that’s good news.
I have to go back in 3-4 months so Dr. E can look at my shoulder again, then check all over to make sure I don’t have anything else that shouldn’t be there. I guess this is another item to be added to my annual once-over.
Can’t remember if I mentioned that my colonoscopy came out just fine and that I don’t remember a thing about it. Unfortunately, the followup fecal occult tests were positive again, so on May 7, I have to have an EGD done. As I understand it, they’ll run a scope down my throat, thru my stomach to the duodenum trying to figure out what’s bleeding. Just in case, I’ve quit taking the daily aspirin in the hopes that it was just a stomach irritation. We shall see.
I guess tied up in all this is my resolve to start working out at the “Y” - the Perfect Child[sup]TM[/sup] and I took a tour the other day and we’ve got a one-week trial membership to try it out. I’m pretty sure we’ll join. The facilities are really nice, the equipment looks brand new (they lease it, so every other year, everything is replaced) and it’s only about 3 miles from home, so it’s very convenient.
We’re going over this afternoon for our first workout. Assuming the staff is decent and we get a fair chance to try the different gear, we’ll most likely get a family membership. The trial period should give us a chance to assess whether we like the way it’s run. I may start getting healthy in spite of myself!!