Looks like your Doctor done some fine work.
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This is ONE year after the Moh's Surgery Under and up into my Right nostril. I am not wearing any makeup and Dr. Thorton at the Skin /surgery center in Dublin, Ohio performed the Moh's, She took skin from my Right cheek area to transplant onto surgical site.
Yes. I was told she "Made beautiful art work." (... for me to think nothing of her stepping back and just looking.... because she was planning her masterpiece.) And the Doctor was amazed with how well it healed. She stated that with what she had to accomplish she expected it to look more like beef jerky when I returned.
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Bandaged after second surgery of the day before leaving to go home. August 2012. Right nostril has packing inside due to surgery went up the Right nostril.
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Oh No (Problem with doctor): Maybe I should have posted an update before I asked my question.
I had 4 surgeries August 2012. The Moh's was successful. The other three were not. According to the pathology reports I have deep extensions at the other three sites.
I have tried to get answers. The information I have gotten from the beginning contradicted itself. I was told different things over the telephone (NOT by the doctor or nurse but whom I believe is basically a unit clerk.)
I have also received letters concerning the pathology reports, (two) and they contradict each other.
My family doctor got the pathology reports from the skin surgeon and told me that the three areas have no clear margins and it was deep and extensive Basal Cell.
(The skin surgeon told me when she was in the process of the surgery that was over 2 hours that she did not see how she did not get it all because she removed so much.)
The Skin Doctor would not speak with me on the phone. Someone else calls telling me I was to come to the office (3 hours away) to discuss further treatment options.
Every time I speak with that skin surgery center I get different stories and it is like talking with a politician that dances around the issues.
It is frustrating.
I am soon to call a different dermatologist and go from there. (I do not see how they can remove more from where the surgeries were. I can no longer lift a 5 pound bag of sugar UP to put it in the cabinet shelf.
(I wish I would have NEVER went and had the surgeries.... but the doctor that referred her was one I trusted.... but she was only referred because she does the Moh's surgery.)
Maybe I would still be working and have money if I would not have had that those surgeries. I will NOT recommend her to any one.
The doctor makes you feel welcome while you are in her office and telling how I could even call her (the doctor) on a Saturday and she would speak with me. SHE has never spoken with me on the phone after the four surgeries.
And I have NO insurance so I am a self pay. (AND YES THEY ARE RECEIVNG AND ACCEPTING MY PAYMENTS.... Not to mention the $1,000.00 plus up front.
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I appreciated your reply to my question. (Sometimes I think feeling I am getting the run around are from my years as a nurse and yes I have worked with many cancer patients and given the chemo meds.)
I just know that when a patient had a question that I could not answer for them I "GOT them their answers." Without the patients, I would not have had a job.... They were paying and I wanted to make sure they got the best I could give. So, now I feel,,, where is that person for me?
I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay POSITIVE. You are the one fighting this battle... not the ones that are taking care of you and you have the RIGHT to have what ever feelings you may experience. God Bless and stay positive.
Thank you dear for replying and your prayers. I know how you feel. I spent years going with other people to their appointments to try to help them. And years visiting the nursing homes, assisted living, and shut ins, and now I have only 2 friends who are visiting me and going with me. If only people knew the blessings I got from those people, and God. The devil temps me to have pity parties, but I keep thinking there are some people with no one and God knows what is best. I will keep you in prayer dear. God bless you!
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