Thursday, May 10, 2007
Beat-Up Boy Blogger
Dermatology is fast becoming a predominantly female practice, at least in San Francisco, as I discovered at UC San Francisco's Dermatology Surgery Clinic today.
A whole army of mostly young, beautiful and very smart female doctors and nurses performed a MOH's procedure on my nose and many other people's body parts all day, promising that one would not leave until "Cancer-Free, Guaranteed," at least dermatologically.
This entailed seven straight hours of various tortures under lots of local anaesthetic, a skin graft from neck to nose, and about 40 stitches. Though feeling completely brutalized, I can't thank Doctors Yu, Maldonado, and Herbst enough for their kindness and healing.