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robling_t
robling_t
...Crap.
Aaaand right back to stressed out as all hell after the discovery of a Suspicious Freckle I Really Don't Remember Being There and subsequent fight with Mum over whether the proper initial response to such a discovery is, A) "it's probably nothing but let's make sure ASAP", or, B) "it's nothing and therefore no action (that will cost money) is warranted in the immediate term". And granted, as to money, there still isn't any, but I still don't think that an appeal to poverty is the best way to talk someone down from OMG WAS THAT THERE BEFORE. I think I've got her talked round on the "dude, that is one part of me that occasionally sees sunlight" and "we'll sort something out RE getting that looked at" points, but we're still pretty far apart so far as her placing much value on my overall state of mind feels to me. Am I being unreasonable to say that part of what helps me cope with a situation like this is some evidence that my concerns are being taken seriously?

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randomdreams From: randomdreams Date: August 7th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Get thee to a dermatologist. Melanoma moves unbelievably quickly. Actually a good family practitioner can usually tell by looking whether it needs removal or whether it can wait a while. But I'm with you on making concrete plans to get something done ASAP just so you don't sit there and worry yourself sick over it -- because it is worth worrying about.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: August 7th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Exactly, Suspicious Freckles are one of those things where steps one through three are all "freak the fuck out", not "are you sure you had the two legs?"... I may be a hypochondriac as well as broke, but some things do justify a bit of panic.
green_knight From: green_knight Date: August 7th, 2011 12:21 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Am I being unreasonable to say that part of what helps me cope with a situation like this is some evidence that my concerns are being taken seriously

From where I'm sitting, that's the most reasonable thing in the world. If you call it suspicious, I'm assuming that you have ascertained that it is, in fact, suspicious rather than just 'a spot' - and this sounds like a good time to get someone to take a look.
ashnistrike From: ashnistrike Date: August 10th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
It is totally a good idea to get it looked at, and perfectly reasonable to want your concerns taken seriously. However, to reassure you on the "it's probably nothing" front, S's doctor did say that little spots are likely to start showing up in one's thirties and onward.
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