Tuesday, March 25, 2008


I have a sebaceous cyst that has been on my back for years. It never really bothered me so my doctor didn't do anything with it. It would get a little larger, but always go back down. Well, now I wish I would have pushed for something to be done with it. It has flared up and is really bothering me.

I have an appointment with my doctor on Monday, but I know she will refer me to a surgeon for removal. That means I am looking at having to deal with this for at least two more weeks.

Many members of my family are prone to cysts. Both my mom & brother have had more than two removed -- this will be my second. The first was on the back of my leg about 2.5 years ago.

I know this is nothing serious, but it's location adds to the irritation. It's slightly to the right side of my spine RIGHT where a bra strap goes across it, and if I turn right...err...wrong the hooks give it a little poke. I've started wearing my favorite style of sports bra when I am not going anywhere important, but they just aren't as comfortable as a regular bra. I can't wait for this thing to be G-O-N-E!

1 comment:

Diane said...

Ouch, I hurt for you Penny. Maybe that will be a fast two weeks, seems time flies anyway.