“If you can laugh at it, you can live with it.” ~ Erma Bombeck
(Or in my case, laugh at it and then have it surgically removed.)
So, I have this lump…but as lumps go, this is the kind you want to have because it’s not dangerous. It’s on my face (lovely, huh?) and a trip to the dermatologist told me it’s a cyst that needs to be removed by a plastic surgeon to minimize the scar.
So, at 36, I found myself in the waiting room of a plastic surgeon’s office. And let me tell you, it was faaaancy – not like a regular doctor’s office. You might say this office had had substantial cosmetic work done. The waiting room was quite stunning actually. I sat in a square leather chair with carved wood detail and watched a flat screen TV next to an etagere filled with interesting objects. And I have to be honest and say that I was studying the patients as well as the room.
One lady, adorned in her stone washed jeggings and tank top was filling out forms. She spoke to her husband in a loud and very southern voice, “It says here that second-hay-and smoke will affect the heal’n.” He looked at her and nodded in acknowledgement. “We better tell Day-ady,” she warned.
Just when I was getting into it, I was called back to an exam room. And it was fancy, too! Since I was by myself, I snapped a few pictures on my phone.
Check it out.
Look at this lamp.
I just realized you can see me a little in the mirror taking the picture. (No need for a flash with my blindingly white legs in the room).
After speaking with the surgeon I was waiting for the nurse when I suffered at the expense of my Droid. I googled images of my ailment. Never a good idea, but I guess it’s human nature. I just couldn’t help myself.
The out patient surgery is set for a week from Monday. It’s a good thing, too. It’s on my right cheek and the bigger it gets the more people it hangs up on people when I use my smart phone. Sorry, Sister, my cyst hung up on you!
So to re-cap:
I have a lump, but it’s the good kind, and I ended up in a plastic surgeon’s office in my 30′s, but there was good people watching!
Been to any places with interesting people lately? Where do you think the best people watching happens?