Neurotic, Necrotic but not Cirrhotic (yet)

May 10th, 2011

I don’t think there has even been a doubt that I suffer from some sort of neurosis, but as if I didn’t have enough going on, I somehow managed to come up with a case of necrosis. The first thing every one wants to know is what the heck is necrosis? Well here ya go:

Necrosis or “tissue death” is a rare and serious complication. Dead tissue can form around the implant and prevent healing. This has to be dealt with by surgery or complete removal of the implant. Necrosis usually leaves large, permanent scars.

Hopefully the large permanent scars mentioned above only occur if you ignore the problem and don’t address it. Went for a check up today and Dr. Moore confirmed my suspicion that I had developed this problem. I have a surgery scheduled at the Talmadge Outpatient Surgery Center this Thursday right after my oncology appointment with Dr. Splichal. Dr. Moore will remove the necrotic tissue which is about the size of a quarter I believe. Then he will resuture the skin back together. I have no idea what the final product will look like but I have a feeling my breast will be undergoing more changes than my wardrobe over the next year.

Don’t even ask me how it happened because I don’t know. I do know that I don’t have any of the risk factors I have read about that are good indicators that you  might develop this condition. I guess it’s just part of being the unusual creature that I am. If something rare can happen you can bet it will happen with me. I’m just special that way :)

I have never been one to drink a lot but man i’m feeling like I’d like to get really hammered every now and then so they next thing i’ll come down with is cirrhosis. We’ll hope I can stave that off for a few dozen years though.

Here we go again! At least I can get a refill on my meds again!


  1. Ashley says:

    You’re a collector of -oses. They’ll look good with the vintage typewriter.

  2. Carol Covin says:

    Love the site. Great attitude, future cancer survivor!