Ok close your browser if you don’t like blood or weird stuff 😉 Today on Throwback Thursday I’m gonna talk about my ear operations. Below you will see my ears, right and left. As you’ll note there was a big lump or swelling on my left ear. It had never bothered me but in 2004 it got darker and bigger so I got it looked at by the doctor.
Right Ear / Left Ear
In 2004 we were with Blue Cross as our medical provider and I was referred to the hospital in the Valley for removal of this lump. They told me initially that I’d be under LOCAL anaesthetic and either I am extremely susceptible to anaesthetic or they gave me a general because I don’t remember a single thing. I woke up groggy to this.
Stitches came out a couple of weeks later and I was left with a somewhat better looking ear. Although much of the coloring was the same and I was missing a chunk of ear lobe. Whilst I’m sure the dr there did his best it really wasn’t a great job. When they sent the lump to the lab for testing it came back as a sarcoid granuloma, and I was tested for Sarcoidosis, which came back negative.
Fast forward a couple of years and BOOM lump is back! Not as big as before but it’s definitely back!
This time the doc referred me to a dermatologist in Westlake called Dr Capri who I cannot recommend enough!!! He gave me a local and sorted things out right there, that day, no return appt. He also froze a couple of suspicious moles and marks on my face. I walked out much happier and looking much better, if a little bloody! No stitches!
Again the lump lab returned as sarcoid granuloma and another sarcoidosis test and another negative result. A couple of weeks later this time it looked MUCH better
And as the weeks, turned to months and years today it looks even better. You can’t tell that I ever had surgery on it. Aside from the earlobe is about 1/2 inch shorter on that side. It looks WAY better than it did. I really cannot recommend Dr Capri enough. If you are local to me and ever need any dermatology work he is great! He also removed a mole/lump from my left eyebrow at my follow up visit and that looks great too!
Have you ever had any surgery? Any dermatological problems?