Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Like a Surgeon...

...Cutting for the very first time.

Disclaimer: If you are squeamish, adverse to blood and gore, or have a weak stomach I am going to suggest you skip this post. Its really not that bad, but you never know

Alright since you have decided to continue with my ridiculousness.  For years I have had this skin tag/mole thing on my leg and I hate it. I got it sometime around age 12 and it has never gone away. It looked something like this:

But with less hair
 For 16 years I have had this thing on my leg and I've always been insecure about it. I think it messes up my leg line and I'm always slicing into it when shaving.  I was always weirded out by guys I was dating finding and then wanting to talk about it. I've tried to get rid of it multiple times with Compound- W or Freeze Away for warts and none of those times has it worked. This damn skin tag was determined to not go anywhere.

So finally about 2 weeks I got pissed off at it and after googling removal options for about 20 minutes. I grabbed my pair of meat cutting scissors from my knife block, some ice from my freezer and a wash cloth and CUT. THAT. BITCH. OFF.

I can hear your face in disgust from across the internet.

Maybe not my finest moment. It took a few minutes for me to get up the nerve to cut the thing off but then it one quick snip it was gone. (Also yes I cleaned those scissors before I used them and no, I have never actually used them to cut meat before either.) The gaping hole in my leg bled like a motherfucker for a good hour before it finally started to trickle off. I must have gone through 6 band-aids by then.  I then finally put on an Anti-Biotic band-aid and went to bed. I changed out the band-aids pretty regularly for about 3 days before decided to let it air dry (also because the band-aids were giving me more scabs and bruises than the actual hole).

The funniest part of all this has been the reactions from people when I tell them I did this:

Nugs: ew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that's so gross.
Coworker: What is wrong with you?
IMac:  Are you a cutter? Do you need more attention?
Mom: You are so my daughter. I did the same thing a few years ago.

It looked a little red for awhile but it's pretty much healed up now and looks just fine. I'm gonna be pissed if that damn thing grows back though.
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