I told very few people about this upcoming procedure. It wasn’t a big deal to me, I was aware of the success rate, and my dermatologist never saw any reason for me to postpone my trip to Scotland. If it’s an emergency, Mohs isn’t the way to go. Also, I didn’t want or need any attention about it.
However, with this big patch on the side of my face, it is now impossible to avoid attention. There is no way for those I meet on the street not to ask me what happened. So much for protecting my privacy, read solitude.
You might ask, “Well then, why are you putting this on your blog, this very thing that you don’t want attention about?” Truth be told, I asked myself the same question. For as start, I have control about what I blog, as well as how I receive responses, whereas when I walk down the street with a big white blog of a bandage on my face, I’m fair game for whatever attention people decide to offer.
But this is now a story after the fact; the surgery is over, the results positive; everyone’s response, including my own , can be light and easy. And when I walk down the street, people won’t have to ask.