12.01.2009

Snooter Report!


This is kind of what I look like this evening.  The Doc and her assistant first gave me the good news that they got all of the skin cancer, then they put a large pressure bandage over the owie (bigger and more than you see above) which I have to leave on until late tomorrow.  Then its just following aftercare orders and going back to check on the healing in a month.

The only thing that hurt was the first two novocaine shots, but it feels like it is getting a little sore now.  Anyone who is interested can Google for Mohs Surgery and find out all about it.  Me, I am going to look for the ultra strength Tylenol!

Thanks for your well wishes, I know they helped!  By the way, my daughter-in-law was with me (she is a blessing  in my life), the Doctor (a very hip lady) and her assistant (another very fun person) and not one of them knew who I was talking about when I said I thought I looked like the person in the picture above and the name of the movie.  I hope some of you guys know, or I'm gonna feel all alone. Who and what???

When I came home Stella was not sure I was who I said I was, so I let her sniff my bandage and my face and I guess I passed muster with her.


Cheers and hugs,
Jo
Stella and Ali Z's Mom, with a fixed snooter.

23 comments:

Martha and Bailey said...

That is good news and well worth having undergone the procedure!
Now you can relax and enjoy xmas.
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Deborah said...

Hi, I hope you feel better very soon. It must hurt! I am very glad they got all the skin cancer, I am glad you had it taken off.
I will send you many well wishes your way for a speedy recovery!
Feel Better Soon!

KB said...

Good news! I hope that it's continuing *not* to hurt too much and that you heal very quickly.

Tell Stella to take good care of you.

Ludo van Doggy said...

I was waiting for someone to say who that piccure was so I could know!
Glad you're nose be ok and very cheery news about the cancer being all gotted.
Get Stella to look after you!
~lickies, Ludo

Samantha said...

Awww Jo - you sound very brave and I'll bet you're glad you got this over and done with. Wonderful that you have such a super caretaker, so rest and recover and relax. Stella and Ali Z will paw you gently and lavish healing licks fur shore!!!
Hugs xo
Sammie

Dennis the Vizsla said...

I cheated by hovering my mouse over the picture and reading the filename, so I'm not going to "guess"! Glad the surgery went well!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

WOOHOO!

What great news to see this morning!

I'm sure Stella will do a pawesome job at taking khare of woo -

I'd keep my eyes on 'THE KHAT' though!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mom SOOO knew who that was!

Stella said...

Ah, you guys! I thought everyone would know, by just looking at the picture, that is Jack Nicholson in Chinatown, one of my very favorite movies. If you haven't seen it, and it seems like it is off the radar for a lot of people, Netflix will send it to you and you will have a great time watching, Jack, Faye Dunaway, John Huston (Angelica and Danny's father) and some LA intrigue of the '30s.

Yeah, I am a big movie fan!

Cheers,
Jo

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hi Stella and Ali Z. I was out of town fur a while visiting my grandparents wiff mom and dad. Thanks fur the award! You guys are the best, I missed you! I hope your moms snooter is all better now, and that it stops hurting soon!

Luv,
Cloud

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Stella's Mom
So pleased to hear that the surgery went well, but we expect that the snooter will be sore for a while yet, and we suggest that an investment in ultra strength painkillers will be worthwhile.
Did you know that I had a lump removed from my snooter many years ago? If you look close at pictures of my face, you can still see a bit of a scar, leading off my snout up up towards my right eye. I feel it adds character to my appearance! But I am sure that American doctors are better than Scottish vets when it comes to hiding their cuts!
The lump never came back, and I hope yours won't either.
Cheers, H.
PS Please tell Stella that she looks super-duper cute with those Christmas ribbons on her ears!

The Army of Four said...

We're glad you had that taken care of! On to recovery and enjoying Christmas!
Tail wags.
Storms

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I'm so glad you are doing okay!

Kat

Sierra Rose said...

Oh! Very glad you are doing fine, and have that extra-strength Tylenol on hand. Stella and Ali-z will be great snugglers for you while you recouperate.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Huffle Mawson said...

I am glad the surgery was a success!

The OP Pack said...

Great news, Stella's Mom - we are glad they got it all. Now on to the recovery. We hope you are not in too much pain - don't hesitate to take those pills.

We love your header - Stella looks so adorable.

Woos, the OP Pack

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are sure glad that everything went ok. Mom doesn't know who that picture is. She hopes you are doing to tell us.


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Dory and the Mama said...

Great news!! We hope the recovery is quick and relatively pain free!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hello hello!
Mommy and me are glad to know that everything went well!
Wishing you a speedy recovery!
Luv to Stella and Ali Z!!

Cheers,
Maxx & Mommy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jo!
I just can say... ouch!
I hope you get better soon!
I was sure it was Jack Nicholson!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Thundering Herd said...

Take care of the snooter! Glad it went well.

Mango said...

My granny had a similar thing done and they put some of her cheek skin over her nose, but you can't even tell. Enjoy looking fierce and scary! Then enjoy being cancer free, right?

Slobbers,
Mango

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog...electric kids, huh> Ya think? Well, judging from a lot of what i see, that mght not be a bad thing either. Sad, though, for sure!

Take care of that nose!!! Don't forget your sunscreen!!!

MAX said...

Sorry to hear that you haven't been well Jo! Glad they got all the C out...must have been a horrible worry. Get better soon.
Love Caryl