As an herbalist I’m willing to try all sorts of experiments on myself, but sometimes intuition takes over and says “Wendy, I think you need a trained professional.”
Over the last six weeks I’d been observing a red bump on my hand. I didn’t know what it was. Yes I did try some DIY Dermatology, but it didn’t work and I must say I spent way too much time observing cells growing. I work in Western Medicine by day and I did ask around, but in the end I’m glad I followed my intuition. I remembered a wonderful dermatologist I went to about nine years ago. He looked at it and said, “it could be XYZ but it could also be squamous cell skin cancer. Let’s shave that bump off and get a biopsy so we know what we are dealing with.”
Thank you INTUITION and dermatologist, as it came back squamous cell skin cancer. I was thanked for coming in so soon as it was more superficial. Next I was scheduled for Mohs surgery. Thank you Dr. Frederick Mohs for this ingenious tissue-sparing procedure!
I’d heard of it before because I had a client a few years ago who had a much deeper version than I did and needed stitches for a longer incision. She came to me for energy medicine (Reiki and Quantum Touch) to help heal the incision. It was fascinating to watch, and even her husband said he wished he’d taken pictures along the way (this story will be in another blog post).
So today I showed up very nervous in the Mohs Surgery section. I love my skin and had really enjoyed watching the layers rebuild after the initial biopsy. I humored this new dermatologist in an effort to remain calm. As I described looking at the location of the bump and how it seemed too close to a vein and the tendons/ligaments that work my thumb (I use my hands all day/evening). There was too much anatomy going on to waste time. I also told him how much I enjoyed watching the skin layers rebuild. My description was so detailed he laughed and said, “do you work here, anyone else would be grossed out and you are studying your skin.” haha
So luckily for me they only had to take one micro layer and come back for a small margin. Knowing how much I enjoyed watching my skin heal, the dermatologist told me it didn’t need any stitches and I would have another chance to watch my skin rebuild.
So I started doing energy medicine on it as I was waiting for the last sample to come back from pathology, and continued throughout the afternoon at work. Whenever I would feel some aching I would send more healing energy with my other hand. The aching would slowly dissipate. What I love about energy medicine is that not only is the aching going away but my skin is healing at the same time. I can’t take the bandage off for two days, but I will take pictures along the way. The spot is much smaller than the bandage!!