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Old 07-11-11, 06:39 PM   #1
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Can we call the year done yet?

Klondikes year has been just nuts. Lose both Grandparents within 2 months of each other. But then bowl 2 perfect games within a week. Wife moves out and I start proceeding with divorce papers. But have an absolute blast this weekend riding STP with the greatest group of family and friends. Now have possible pre-cancerous spot on ear I need to get evaluated.
WTF? I'm ready for a new year already. Not how I was looking into coming up on my 42nd birthday.
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Your recent life events suck. I congratulate you on getting through them!
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Is there a prosthesis ear available for after an earectomy?

*Lets be mature on this one and abstain from any Mickey Mouse Club jokes please.
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Your recent life events suck. I congratulate you on getting through them!
Thanks. Hence the comment about best ever friends and family . Never asked them to take sides but the last 6 months of actions kind of forced them too. And guess what, I'll have been great to me. Can't thank them enough.
And Spry, I'll let you know if they do. My Dad just had pre cancerous spot taken of his ear. Very small and turned out they didn't have to do anything other than remove it. Skin graft and 7 days later he'll be able to take bandage off.
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If they catch the spot and excise it properly, you'll never know it was there once it's healed.

I just had a spot scooped out of my scalp. It turned out it wasn't anything, but I'm investing in sunscreen. I'm pale, I am.
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Hopefully the worst half of the year is over for you and the second half will improve.

As for the skin cancer stuff, if it's just on the surface of the skin your doctor can freeze it off. Last week I had some suspicious spots on my forehead frozen with liquid nitrogen. It stung a bit while the doctor was freezing the skin, but no pain after that. The areas have started to scab over and will be gone in another week or so.
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I had a piece cut off of the tip of one ear. It was pre cancerous but not a big deal.
I hope things turn around for you.
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Is there a prosthesis ear available for after an earectomy?
Yes, actually. My friend had one since adulthood.
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Get the ear cut off and go back to bowling 300's.

My grandfather, who had been walking golf courses since before they had sunscreen... or possibly even hats, had quite a few little pieces removed from his nose, ear, and temple over the years. You'll be fine.
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Get the ear cut off and go back to bowling 300's.

My grandfather, who had been walking golf courses since before they had sunscreen... or possibly even hats, had quite a few little pieces removed from his nose, ear, and temple over the years. You'll be fine.
Good advice. I'll take it! However it's golf season. The 300's will have to wait until September. I'll know in an hour what the spot turns out to be.
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Good advice. I'll take it! However it's golf season. The 300's will have to wait until September. I'll know in an hour what the spot turns out to be.
Once they discovered hats, sunscreen, and melanoma, he was plenty religious about using the former to help prevent the latter, but it was too late for some of his face. So we future generations should do a better job of remembering this stuff... out in the sun for 4+ hours? Put something on!
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Yes, actually. My friend had one since adulthood.
Now that's a mature answer

No tell what appendage will freeze and fall off up there in Minn..Very common occurence.
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Get the ear cut off and go back to bowling 300's.

My grandfather, who had been walking golf courses since before they had sunscreen... or possibly even hats, had quite a few little pieces removed from his nose, ear, and temple over the years. You'll be fine.
Ben,do we need to slam the dude with the worst case scenerio this early in the game?
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Did see the surgical tool the Doc uses for epidermal melanoma situations.He mumbled something about deep roots.
Sort of reminds me of a mellon-baller they use to make fancy fruit salads.
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Ben,do we need to slam the dude with the worst case scenerio this early in the game?
Yeah, hit him with it before the doctor does.
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Yeah, hit him with it before the doctor does.
Standard procedure in Foo is we try to cure him here first before he seeks outside help from people who do not understand him and just want his debit card.
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i recommend getting a larger helmet to cover & protect said ear, even while bowling.
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Klondikes year has been just nuts. Lose both Grandparents within 2 months of each other. But then bowl 2 perfect games within a week. Wife moves out and I start proceeding with divorce papers. But have an absolute blast this weekend riding STP with the greatest group of family and friends. Now have possible pre-cancerous spot on ear I need to get evaluated.
WTF? I'm ready for a new year already. Not how I was looking into coming up on my 42nd birthday.
Let's see if I can top sucky your year... this was awhile back but in one year I lost my fiance to cancer, I was dx myself with cancer and had surgery and chemo. I had some financial issues and a lawsuit went badly for me (and I had to pay alot of money) and turns out I needed to have a collarbone, broken 2 years earlier repaired. But... found out who my good friends are and how wonderful love, even love lost is. I found strength and renewal with riding and meeting new friends etc etc etc...

I have learned to really put all the bad things in the bottom of my bucket and cover it all up with the good things in my life. In the scheme of things, good does outweigh the bad and you can choose to wallow in the bottom of the bucket or stay out on top. Like all things in life, the bad memories fade away and become distance... try to focus on good memories instead. And 42?!?!?! Good lord man I would love to be 42 again - I just turned 60! Chew on that awhile!
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i recommend getting a larger helmet to cover & protect said ear, even while bowling.
You want this guy to wear a Darth Vader helmet while bowling?
How about a West-by-God deer hunting cap in safe-t-orange with ear flaps?
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Well if he's using a melon-baller then that means he won't do any cutting or snipping right? I hope it's not that serious. I'm pretty wary of the sun in my old age and as stated above, also invest in sunscreen and I happen to have a small collection of brimmed hats. Did I ever mention that I like to wear hats?
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Standard procedure in Foo is we try to cure him here first before he seeks outside help from people who do not understand him and just want his debit card.
Lots of happy clients here from all across the cycling community.
Exactly. You don't post on Foo unless you are expecting (and welcoming) a buch of poo flung your way. And sorry, no Foosters in my will or having access to my debit cards. Can you imagine the amount of bass fishing gear purchased with anothers debit cards?
I'll have to work on the bowling hat. Not sure about the vest though. May affect the arm swing.
And haven't we reached the post limit where we have to make the thread something about sex, poop, or bodily functions?
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Well if he's using a melon-baller then that means he won't do any cutting or snipping right? I hope it's not that serious. I'm pretty wary of the sun in my old age and as stated above, also invest in sunscreen and I happen to have a small collection of brimmed hats. Did I ever mention that I like to wear hats?
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