Monday, January 17, 2011

oh, barnacles!

I have this strange and unsightly thing that has recently appeared on my cheekbone right in front of my left ear. I went to the doctor today to get it checked out and he said it's benign, so that's good. It's called seborrheic keratosis. Or, colloquially, barnacles.


Apparently you can get these things as you get into middle age. You can just leave them alone but since it's on my face, I want it off. Dr. Ermac said it's not a big deal and if it wasn't on my face he could have cut it off himself in his office. I have an appointment with a dermatologist in a few weeks to get it removed.

Is there no end to the bizarre and ugly possibilities?

1 comment:

  1. Bobby gets them on his back, sorry about your face...