mohs surgery

31 Jul

Had mohs surgery for skin cancer yesterday on my chest, shoulder and left ear. God, I was not prepared for the holes left behind. Back and chest are ok, I’m not running around without my shirt anymore, right? Oh but my ear, my poor ear. I should have had plastics but I have Kaiser. When one has Kaiser, plastics are out of pocket unless the hole is in the middle of one’s face. The nurse gave me a mirror to look at the damage to my ear, she seemed pleased with the fine work the surgeon had done. Horrified at the flap that had been my attached ear lobe, I stammered out in a thin voice “she’s going to reattach it isn’t she?” The nurse realized I was not so pleased with an ear detached from the ear canal south. She said she’d have the doc consult with me. The Doc realizing I was in shock simply came in and stitched everything together again. Whew. Now what am I to do about the half inch deep divot behind my ear…

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Thoughts on OWS

11 Oct

I believe for congress to refuse to work together and find compromise for our country’s well-being and future borders on being un-American and misses the whole point of our constitution and form of government. I also agree with many labor leaders that when American business leaders sit on wealth and refuse to finance an economic recovery  they  are  committing treason. Why does the recovery rest solely on the backs of the shrinking middle class? It is apparent that Wall Street has too much power and has shrunk from its role as the engine to recovery. I also find it laughable that many conservative talking heads and politicians mock and castigate the Occupy Wall Street protesters while ignoring or not understanding that they are exercising the same rights as the Tea Party. With the main difference between the OWS and the Tea party being the OWS refuses to be led or guided by a group of billionaires who would use them to advance their hidden agendas.