It was an overcast day in Valley Forge and the Pileated Woodpecker was in his usual grove of trees. He knew I was there, but still posed for a great flight shot. Love when that happens!!
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Monday, January 16, 2023
Way back in November I had an appointment with my dermatologist and she found a few suspicious spots on my head and shin. Biopsies were taken and the head spot was found to be a basil cell skin cancer. I had it removed and all healed well. The shin spot came back negative. However, the shin spot never healed correctly and I decided to go back to get it checked out. A second biopsy came back positive and was diagnosed as a squamous cell carcinoma (another form of skin cancer). I had the spot removed by a procedure called Mohs surgery. It required about ten stitches and also meant I could not do much of anything for about three weeks. Well the three weeks are over. The doctor said I was good to go. I went back to Valley Forge and there was the bluebird on a branch welcoming me back to the land of the living. Thank the stars above.