Frankenstein’s Monster

The Girl came through her surgery fine, with the exception that she now looks like Frankenstein’s Monster. I didn’t photograph the hip incision/sutures… they are the worst and will take longest to heal.
Although I haven’t written in quite a while, it isn’t that I haven’t thought about it. I suppose I was in something of a slump, not making photographs and not doing much writing. Travel was hard and there is quite a lot of work at the moment.

In May it was time for The Girl’s annual. I had questions about some lumps and bumps that I felt on/under her skin. As Doc worked through her regular review, he decided to biopsy a couple of her lumps. The one on her left hip was particularly concerning to him.

He put the sample on a slide and checked it under the microscope. He called it a “Round Cell Tumor” and indicated that it is malignant, although the opinion of a pathologist would be required to confirm that diagnosis. So she was scheduled for a bit more than her usual skin treatment. The work was done yesterday.

She was whiny and clingy last night (I cannot really blame her), but is back to herself today. We have not played rowdy because she is on restricted duty until her wounds knit. A pathology report will be provided next week after the laboratory has time to process the tumor. Hopefully, the margins will be clear and she will be fine.

I f*ing hate cancer.

4 thoughts on “Frankenstein’s Monster”

  1. Oh David I hate that about the Girl. Prayers for a complete and speedy recovery. Have thought about you and your whereabouts often. It was good to see a blog post from the Ruminator. Now lets get the Girl up and running!

    1. Thanks Becky and yeah, it sucks. But it is what it is and I knew what I was getting into when she came to live with me. We’ll have whatever time God grants and we’ll love every minute of it. She’s healing quickly and is back to her normal self today. In fact, she just came and asked for snuggles so I’m going to call it a day and go to bed. 😉

    1. She’s doing fine. She was herself this morning, hunting ground squirrels on walkies. I’ll have to keep her from having “zoomies,” at least for a couple of weeks.

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