The surgeon visit sounds really positive. I'm hoping so much that everything goes well on Friday!!! And if you do miss the graduation, you can take your dd out for a really fun day over the weekend.
|Met with the Derm today. I think I need a new derm. I asked about mapping and I got 5 digital full body pictures taken - no close ups of anything, no notes taken about existing moles etc... I went in today for a more indepth body check and this one didn't take any longer than every other one I've have.
I would definitely find a new derm. I went through about three before I found one that seemed to be concerned enough to make me comfortable. At every visit, he measures and describes the "worst" looking moles and has his assistant/nurse write down the location and description. At subsequent visits, he re-measures and describes to see if there is any change.
I haven't done the mole mapping yet (my derm doesn't do it, unfortunately), but dh is going to start doing it at home for me. I have an acquaintance who has it done, and they do close-ups of some of the moles and keep them to compare progress and future visits.
But finding a good derm is hard, especially since so many are switching over to aesthetic dermatology.
Anyway, I am definitely thinking of you a lot! I hope everything goes well this week.