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.

11 comments:

markleym said...

Heal rapidly, my friend. We missed you at the vigil today.

janinsanfran said...

Get well soon -- haven't come to this yet, but expect to. As my partner says: "how were we to know the sun would turn into our enemy in our lifetime?"

sfwillie said...

The young man in the first photo--do you have any more pictures of him?

sfwillie said...

Oh! And get well soon.

sfmike said...

Thanks, everyone. And no, I don't have any more pictures of the young man, Willie. He looked genuinely startled and not particularly pleased when I took his photo, but since we were going through the same torture, it didn't seem all that presumptuous. Plus, I handed him my camera immediately afterwards and told him, "Click away!"

denisdekat said...

Get well :)

Best wishes on a speedy recovery

p said...

michael,
get well soon!
saudades

JoannaOC said...

I'm glad you had such a great team of folks during such a painful experience! As ever, thanks for the great pictures and stories. I hope you have some good anaesthetics for your recovery!

Del4yo said...

Tous mes voeux de prompt retablissement (get well soon)

cedichou said...

Mike,

at least you'll be easy to spot in the halls of the symphony for a little while.

I would believe that dermatology is a woman friendly specialty, being mostly a 9-5 job and making it easier to have a family and such, but my last two dermatologists were male. You're just a lucky guy.

Get well!

WillySF said...

Get well soon.