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Friday, March 15, 2024

Nature and Feline Flashback Friday & med update

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Lovely blooms seen on my EMW last week.

I have heard this beautiful tree called many names Star Magnolia, Tulip Tree.

Below is a picture on one I saw at Logan's official name is 

Magnoia Betty...

More happy Daffies in the same yard.

March 2012 

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UPDATE on Thursday's MOHs procedure

We arrived at Cary Skin Clinic at 7:00am yesterday.  They took
us back (Bryan stayed to watch..well he stayed in the room) he 
was behind Dr. Ingraffea.  So he couldn't see much. 
Dr. Ingraffea said he thought he would get it with one layer.  
He removed the first layer at 8 am took it to lab.  
9 am me came back told me it was clear.
No stitches.  Area is about the size of a nickle.  
I don't have to return for post op.  He did tell me 
to keep a close eye on my body and if I had a concern
and could not see my dermatologist to call his office 
the would work me in quickly.  Squamous is a result 
of past sun damage catching with us as we age.  
Glad to know I am in with a good practice...cause I have 
some other places.  Dr. Ingraffea even sang the first two
lines of Cecilia the song by Simon and Garfunkle to
me.  We both liked him a lot.  Please if you have doubts about
places on your body...check them out!!!

BIG FRIDAY Thank you to Dr. Adam Ingraffea, Leena his PA and 
the entire team at Cary Skin Clinic!!!! AND A BIGGER THANK
YOU TO Bryan for his excellent driving skills in the wee dark
hours of the morning as he drove us to Cary

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Thankful Thursday for excellent medical personnel

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Today I'm thankful my (long) 6 week wait is over.

Early January I noticed a wee red bump on my right leg near my knee.  I am thankful my dermatologist was very proactive.  She did a biopsy. Results came back a squamous cell skin cancer. I just had my annual exam by her in October. It was not there.  Today at 7:15 am I'm have MOHs surgery at Cary Skin Clinic.   The area is still quite small (about the size of the end of my index finger) so my hope is the procedure won't take the entire 4 hours of my appointment. I will have a post up on Feline and Nature Friday, March 15 and I hope to give you an update.

My amateur advice is to quickly act on any odd or unusual bump on your body. I have never had any form of skin cancer.  

If you aren't familiar with MOHs, here is a short  description. 

Mohs surgery is a method for treating skin cancer lesions. During this procedure, the surgeon removes thin layers of skin one layer at a time and examines each layer under a microscope to determine if any cancer remains. This procedure continues until only cancer-free tissue remains.

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Wordless Wednesday


Thank you to our Hostess

Sandee at Comedy Plus 

Harper on the back of the couch

Her best buddy Frisco below.

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Happy Tuesday: Read Across America


Thank you to our 

Hostess Sandee at Comedy Plus  

Auntie HiC

Last week Mom was asked to go to school (where she taught) for Read Across America/Dr. Seuss celebration.  She read to a great group of kindergarteners.  

She read one of her favorite books,
Somebody and The Three Blairs, which is a cute “twist” to the classic, Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Mom was surprised (saddened) that some children were not familiar with Goldilocks, soooo, she & the kiddos who knew the fairytale retold it for the others! Always best to get the kiddos involved/interactive before you ask them to settle down & be quiet. 😉

She wished she could show you the kiddos (you have to have parental permisson to show them)...many were dressed up in Dr. Seuss outfits.

The kiddos were great, & Mom loved every minute of her visit. She was truly in her element, especially, considering she was visiting in her
own old classroom!

Oh yeah, another way to calm kiddos is to bribe them with sugar infused treats, that can’t be opened until late afternoon, right before dismissal. 😹😹😹😹 

Mom told you after her visit: She loved it, but was ready to leave when her time was over!😹😹
❤️ Kat & Rocky 

Dearest Rocky and Kat and MOST OF ALL 
I was smiling all the way thru this beautiful post.
I loved seeing Mom in her 'element the classroom'.
Mom told me that she actually taught several of the parents of the children in the classroom.  The children who had 
MS. Kit for Kindergarten still see her around town and I think she told me one of the is her hair stylist!!!
Thank you very very much for sharing this beautiful post!!!

Monday, March 11, 2024

Awww Monday and Spark


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Host Comedy Plus

Creativity makes me say Awww 

Photo taken at Harris Teeter Grocery store where I buy all my groceries.

Beer Train

Brain child of Guinness and Harris Teeter I suppose

Sheer genius it truly made me say a great big Awww 

March 11, 2024 would have been Madi's 22nd birthday.
I can only take creative credit for snapping this photo
I had no idea the sunpuddle on the floor would look like a 

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Sunday Selfie from Key Harbor

 Key Harbor makes keys of all kinds and they change batteries in remote fobs

These guys posed for a Selfie.