So, my husband called the doctor's office and read them the riot act and got me an earlier appointment. Sometimes a crazy husband can be an asset! He agreed it was ugly and sent me straight to the dermatologist, who also agreed it was ugly. From the time I called to schedule the appointment to the time the ugly spot was in a petri dish was less than two hours, if you can believe that!
Now here's the strange part...I was surprised that my doctor referred me to this particular dermatologist. My PCP is a head doctor of UC's family practice program, and he has never referred me outside the UC system before. This dermatologist is not even closely related to the UC system. HMMM. So after I got the ugly spot dished, I ran into a friend who said her husband had gone to this dermatologist, but had changed doctors because it took so long to get an appointment. Then she says, "Well, you know he was JoAnn's dermatologist, don't you? She ablsolutely loved him." I had no idea.
But suddenly the referral and the same-day appointment made more sense to me. I think our JoAnnie's been looking out for me!
Love and hugs...
PS...Don't get the biopsy results til the stitches come out on the 17th.