Mole, Mole Go Away

I had an appointment this morning with a Dermatologist. I have had a raised mole at the base of my neck for as long as I can remember and I have always hated it and wanted it removed. My family doctor back in Ontario said that it would be considered cosmetic surgery for me to have it removed since it was of no medical concern, and cosmetic surgery would mean that I would have to pay for it out of pocket... so I never actually did anything about it. Until two weeks ago when I saw my own doctor down here and she said she would refer me to a dermatologist. I walked in this morning not really knowing what to expect - and thirty minutes later I walked out minus my mole! Moles make me feel rather icky to discuss - I think they are gross and nasty things, and actually seeing it scraped off of me was gross beyond words. Why would any one chose to work with moles?? Ew, ew, ew!! So I shall spare you all the details. I will spare myself from having to think about it and replay it in my mind.
I am excited to be able to take the bandaid off in the morning though and see the clear, smooth skin where this nasty bumpy thing use to be!

Amanda was with me, watching Judah in the waiting room, and after the appointment we met up with Paul and went to the defac for lunch - $3.15 for me and $3.65 for Amanda, can't beat that! And they were serving steak today! Mmm! Paul was kindly approached by a major telling him that he should be careful about PDA while in uniform outdoors. We have heard 'rumors' about this rule - no PDA in public while in uniform - but is it really a rule? Does anyone know? Is a uniformed solider allowed to hold hands with his wife/girlfriend in public? I am thinking that Sarge Charlie may be the only one who knows this answer as he is the only military person I know that reads this =) But if you know please tell me!

Anyways - back to the defac. While the grown ups enjoyed a delicious meal Judah had his own treat - chocolate ice cream! We gave him a little bit of it on our fingers and he enjoyed it. It was his first time trying ice cream. I think we should be starting on veggies soon!


The Rock Chick said...

Ouch! did it hurt when they removed the mole? I can't imagine why anyone would want to do that for a living either, but to each his own!!

Hmmmm..about the PDA....I heard a saying once and don't know if it's true or not. It goes something like... "If the army wanted you to have a wife/girlfriend, they would have issued you one". I would definitely take Sarge Charlie's response over mine on this topic, though! LOL

I can't see why anyone would care if they saw a soldier holding hands with his spouse. So what? That's as silly to me as when they took away the leather police jackets at my husband's department. They thought it gave the public the image that police officers might be "tough". DUH!!!!!!!!!

I like the chocolate ice cream before the veggies, too :) thats the only way to eat!


Mel's Mom said...

If they didn't want the guys to hold hands with their special someone, why would they issue them "instant handsome" clothes? Uniforms do something, don't they?...I mean really =)

Paul said...

hehe... well it's a good thing she didn't try to tell me not to hold your hand while I was actually holding your hand... I would've had to tell her that it would take a lot more than Uncle Sam to make me stop holding my honey's hand. She definitely earned the right to hold my hand whenever she wants by marrying a soldier.

Paul said...

the first "she" being the captain that approached me, and the second "she" being Jessica of course.

Crystal said...

Hey! I like my ugly nasty mole! :oP

Alison said...

About Army PDA,
I'm not sure about the States but Ted is really strict about PDA when he's in uniform, we might hold hands if we're far away from the base, but because of his rank he has to set an example for all the juniors...so it's a rule that I do my best to live with!

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