Dermatology Appointment

I went to the dermatologist today. It was my first time going, I was a little bit of excited and nervous, too. I have to get a mole that’s in between my toes removed. Apparently moles on the feet and hands are never good. I think I might have got it during one of my pregnancies, but I’m not entirely sure. It’s not too often that I look between my toes… unless I’m painting my toes, maybe, but I don’t do that as much as I should. I think I will do that tonight, actually!

So I made an appointment to go back in a few weeks so they can remove it. Eww and Owe. I think it might hurt. I’m curious to see what kind of scar it leaves. Not that I care, considering it’s in on my feet, but my derm man think it will leave a pretty big scar because my skin seems to be sensitive or something. I am a little freaked out by this appointment (is it called a surgery??) and I will probably cry because everything hurts worse than childbirth unless you are actually in childbirth. Including the dentist. I hate the dentist and even though dentist make a nice sum of money, I sort of feel bad for them that they have to be a face of bad news in someones day. Even though I did know a kid who wanted to be a dentist in high school and he was pretty nice looking.

The dermatologist (think technically a physicians assistant who specializes in dermatology, but what gives?)  is going to send my mole off for testing or something which I think is pretty scientific. I’m anxious to hear about it, hope it’s not bad or anything. He said it will give him a good idea about the other moles that I have and if we need to remove any others.

I don’t use a lot of face wash on my skin, sometimes olive oil at night. Dude, have you tried it? Don’t look at me like that until you try it. It is awesome! Takes off all your makeup- even eye- really easily and leaves my skin feeling so soft and clean.

In case you were wondering about my skin.

In other news, Lucas has been playing with his black bear a lot the last few days. He named her Rosy. He said it was his sister. At frist I thought he was saying “wozey” and then I realized it was Rosy from Cailou. And Rosy is Cailou’s sister. Ohhhhhh I get it. Usually when he watches that show it’s 7:14am and I’m dead on the couch pretending to be rock star mom while he sits in his soggy diaper and watches this awesome kid on the TV.

He has been taking care of Rosy, so sweet. I love that he does this because it means he seems me taking care of him and his baby brother and he likes acting the same way. Right? He put Rosy to bed and patted her back and then he wanted me to nurse her…

Joshua. This child, oh man.

He is learning all these naughty tricks from his brother!! The other day I found him on top of the table, eating left over lunch! I was like, how did you get up there?? He is SUCH a monkey.

He is trying to say cracker right now. It’s really cute.

They are sharing a room. Lucas takes Joshua’s pacifier out of his crib and puts them on the dresser. Ha. Then I hear him “you little stinker!”

In case I don’t see or hear you before then, have a Merry Christmas!!

Questions: 
1. Do you go, or have you been recently, to see a dermatologist? Got any good or educational stories?
2. Olive Oil on Your Face? 
3. Cailou: You like or you don’t like? My toddler likes it = I like it. 
4. Elf on the Shelf? Creepy or Cute? 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

7 thoughts on “Dermatology Appointment

  1. I really really really need to go to a dermatologist. Several of my regular doctors (OB, Family, etc) have told me that I have suspicious looking moles. I'm scared!

  2. I can talk your ear off about moles. Bunco tonight:) I've had 2 come back as severely atypical dysplastic moles. When that happens you do have to go see a surgeon to have a wider margin removed. Let's chat later:)
    Caroline

  3. I see a dermatologist regularly because I have psoriasis, but have only had to have one mole removed so I'm not a big help in that department. Sorry!

    We use unrefined coconut oil instead of lotion. Check it out sometime!

    Cailou – he's whines too much IMO, but as long as i was watching the show with them to use those moments as learning opportunities I'd let them watch it.

    Elf on the Shelf – we don't do it, I think that it's involves too much lying and focusing on being good in order to get more. It's just not what our family wants to focus on every day in December. We try to focus on giving and doing for others in honor of what Jesus did for us.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. 1. Do you go, or have you been recently, to see a dermatologist? Got any good or educational stories?

    I haven't been to a dermatologist but I have had a mole removed and biopsied. Skin cancer is the number one killing cancer out there so I am really cautious. It didn't hurt but they botched taking the stitches out and that hurt and then scared.

    2. Olive Oil on Your Face?

    I use Olive Oil on my face and the kids for cleaning, there is a company in Japan that sells olive oil based skincare for big dollars so why not just use normal olive oil.

    3. Cailou: You like or you don't like? My toddler likes it = I like it.

    I like Cailou.

    4. Elf on the Shelf? Creepy or Cute?

    I elved before it was popular our elf is an antique from my great grandmother. I don't find it creepy but what people do with their elves are totally creepy.

  5. 1. NO
    2. gotta try it…also a friend told me to try coconut oil (more solid like a cream) her skin is super soft.
    3. His voice is so annoying, but, like you it is usually on when my brain isn't 🙂
    4. don't know elf on the shelf but this is the second time i've heard it this season…am I missing out?

  6. I have had 2 moles cut off and they put some numbing stuff on before they do it, so it doesn't hurt at all. I think it's itchy and irritating when it's healing though. Mine left pretty ugly scars. Don't worry though. You will be A-OK. Good for you for getting checked. I do it every 2-3 years, full-body check. I have lots of “weird” moles and am fair and have had lots of sun burns in my life so I figure I'll play it safe.

    I've heard great things about oil cleansing. I'd love to hear more. I have really oily skin but winter brings about dryness on top of the oiliness (if that makes any sense) and I break out like crazy so I've been afraid to try oil. How do you do it? Do you wipe it off or rub it in or what? DETAILS, woman! 😉

    I am in love with your children because they remind me so much of mine. Oh the fun we would have if we lived closer!!!

    Merry Christmas!

  7. I use olive oil all the time! Mostly just on my cheeks where my skin is the driest. Although I have started using the oil cleansing method (google it, it's awesome!) and my skin has never felt so soft and moisturized!

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