Doing it at Weil-Cornell, perchance?
Good luck with the procedure and the baby. Hopefully they get it all on the first go-round.
Both my parents had malenoma(sp?) and lived. I go to the dermatolgist every six months. If he sees something he has even a minor concern about I go back in three months. I've had basal cell removed either two or three times and I had a mole removed that he said had a moderate to severe chance for malenoma.
He once told me that he couldn't recall a patient dying who got a clean check and then returned in six months for a check up. Fatalities are almost always something that has been lingering.
Self exam is always a good idea, especially if it runs in your family or you have fair skin. Have your wife or husband look behind yours ears since you can't
do it. Check the scalp by using a blow dryer.
I try to wear sunscreen at all times, and I wear long clothes cutting the lawn
since it takes a couple of hours. I always screw up in the car though. The left arm is a prime target (as you could tell by the scar on my arm) , since it hangs out the window in direct sun. Left side of neck for same reason. Sucks wearing sunscreen in the car because I always get it in my eyes while driving. Gotta do it though.
I don't want to spoil all the fun in this thread, but a dirty little secret dermatologists are now reluctant to tell you is that a little bit of sun exposure is actually good for you.
Go out in the sun for 10-15 minutes, then put your sunscreen on.
Vitamin D is good. Also some other benefits-
•The ultraviolet rays in sunshine act as a natural antiseptic. These rays can kill viruses, bacteria, molds, yeasts, fungi, and mites in air, water, and on different surfaces including your skin.
•Getting some sun tends to help clear up different skin diseases such as acne, boils, athletes foot, diaper rash, psoriasis, and eczema. (Maybe good for gout?)
•Getting enough sunlight during the day can help you sleep better at night. If you are exposed to natural light during the day, it will increase your melatonin output at night. Melatonin is a natural hormone made by our bodies. It enhances sleep and slows down the aging process.
•Sunlight is an effective treatment for jaundice.
This one is particularly good for those on the Strip-
•Sunlight helps to balance out your hormones. It may even help to relieve certain symptoms of PMS.