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December 5, 2012 at 3:09 pm #20824
Tomorrow I will be finally having an excisional biopsy for a growth on the concha part of my ear. My dermatologist had referred me out to an ENT for his opinion on 2 growths. While I was at the ENT we spoke of some symptoms I was having with dizziness and tinnitus in that ear. After a hearing work up it was discovered I have unilateral hearing loss in that ear. One thing lead to another and on Monday I am going for an MRI to rule out a benign brain tumor. So besides waiting for my derm pathology to come back I will also be waiting for the results of the MRI. In the meantime I have started PT to help with my balance. Seems my eye are not working together causing strain and balance problems. New glasses should be in next week.
Next week is my 1 year anniversary of my melanoma diagnosis. I am so looking forward to 2013 being a better year. So far my nerves are doing OK and I am trying to remain upbeat. My biggest concern is how they will remove a growth on my ear where there is not too much skin to work with. Has anyone had surgery on the ear concha ?
KathyDecember 5, 2012 at 5:50 pm #57884
I have not had anything on my ear concha. But, I just want to say “good luck” with everything! Let us know how you make out. AND, AMEN to a good 2013! LaurieDecember 6, 2012 at 2:18 am #57885
Hi, Webbie – I’m sending you especially good thoughts and look forward to hearing good news when you get your results back from the derm and the MRI. Please keep us posted and, in the meantime, take good care. We’re thinking of you, LisaDecember 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm #57886wpatterson4Participant Good luck, Kathy. I hope this all turns out well for you and that you get past it.December 11, 2012 at 1:23 am #57887YankeesGirlParticipant Webbie,
Thinking of you. Please let us know how you are doing!
From one Rhode Islander to another….
yankeesgirlDecember 11, 2012 at 3:21 am #57888
Webbie — I am thinking of you. How did it go today and when do you expect to hear results on the biopsy and the MRI?December 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm #57889 I am in the “waiting” mode. Biopsy was not an excisional biopsy since it was in a very difficult place to reach. She did a punch with a few stitches. If that comes back as anything that needs a WLE then I will have to find a plastic surgeon or ENT who has experience with skin cancer. I hope to get the results on Thursday.
MRI was yesterday afternoon and took an hour and half. I will get those results on Friday morning.
Thank you for asking. Like most people here I hate waiting!
KathyDecember 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm #57890
Kathy, Although you are in the waiting mode, at least the procedures are done. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers over the next few days – wishing you the absolute best results! LaurieDecember 11, 2012 at 8:37 pm #57891martiParticipant Hi Kathy,
Hope everything will work out well for you, the waiting is so stressful. I had not read your post previously, but I had a melanoma taken out of the auricula of the ear, easier to reach then the concha, since its on the outside. The WLE took a wedge out of the outside, like a pizza slice. I was surprised how well it healed, giving the fact of the very thin skin. I was referred to an head and neck specialist, but decided to have the operation done by a regular melanoma surgeon, in which I had more trust ( a personal decision).
I am still surprised how well it looks, almost 4 years later ; hardly noticeable, every ear is differently shaped, so logically there are natural varieties, and very few people are comparing right an left ear on a person….
Wishing you a good outcome,
MartiDecember 12, 2012 at 10:52 pm #57892
Good news on the biopsy….no problem! Still waiting for the MRI results. Thanks for the support. LOL I am finished with skin biopsies!December 13, 2012 at 12:12 am #57893 Hooray, hooray, hooray!!!!! LDecember 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm #57894martiParticipant Congrats on the results on your biopsy, no worries about the ear any more, wishing you equally good results on the MRI
MartiDecember 13, 2012 at 9:15 pm #57895
Kathy, congrats!! One down and one to go. Still sending good thoughts your way. Laurie
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