Within Normal Limits

Alyssa had her dermatology appointment this week. The past few visits she gets the head to toe look over, they take some photos and off we go. This time however, one of her moles on her back had started to turn a little red at the edges. I hadn’t noticed it until in the office. When I looked at the nurse practitioner’s face I realized it didn’t look right. We decided it best to go ahead and do a biopsy. Since melanoma is known to come back, better to be safe than sorry. I also realized I had not warned Alyssa this could happen. She knows the drill, but started to freak out when we decided to take it off. There were lots of screams during the shots to numb the area. I think everyone in the waiting room must have heard and thought what kind of place it this?! Once that was done it was easy. Alyssa did not feel them take the biopsy sample.

Today we recieved this in the mail, “We are pleased to inform you that the results of your biopsy(s) were within normal limits.” So much nicer to receive this note in the mail over the dreaded phone call!! I think I’ll have this one framed!

4 Comments  to  Within Normal Limits

  1. alyssa says:

    thanks mom good job

  2. Denise Dukes says:

    Wonderful news! Thank goodness! You are so brave, Alyssa and continue to be such an inspiration. I can’t wait to see you. I love you. Aunt Dee Dee

  3. Cathy says:

    I am glad to hear she was fine. The worry sometimes each time you walk into the doctor office can be overwhelming . Alyssa, you are amazing. And Angie, you are too. Prayers coming your way all the time
    We love you

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