Most of y'all know that I work for a dermatologist, and I went to my boss and showed him my "harmless" bump wondering what I could do to make it hurt less. To my horror, he told me he felt it really should be biopsied. NO! I don't want a biopsy. He said we should do it soon and offered to do it on the spot, but did mention that he thought it would bleed quite a bit, being on the lip and all. Well, Ibuprofen thins the blood, and as all derby girls, I live on the grace of Ibuprofen most days. He decided it would be in my best interest to wait a couple of days before doing the biopsy. Yesterday, at the end of our work day, we went through with the biopsy. It hurt a bit, and I could actually see myself bleeding, since apparently this growth was attached to the artery that runs across the lip. Ugh. So, now today I have three stitches in the inside of my upper lip and a bruise that looks like I lipped off (pun intended) to the wrong guy.
Is it sad that I am wearing my derby shirt to avoid having people look at my sweet husband with suspicion? I have already been asked what happened to my face three times, and I have only left the house once since coming home from practice last night. I have just taken to answering with "I play roller derby" because it is easier than answering with the whole truth.
I am a little nervous about the results of this biopsy, and my face hurts, and I just want it all to be over and done with.
I did go to practice last night (how's THAT for dedication?) but really wasn't able to skate much. I managed a few laps, and a few of the easier drills, but decided against doing falls, pushing and hitting drills. Last thing I want is to split my stitches.
So, that has been my weekend thus far. Hope everyone else is doing better!