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So Last week I found out that I have two small dry skin patches on my hand. Both next to my knuckle / middle finger... early stages of skin cancer I'm told.

Having surgery Monday to remove the skin and anything below the skin that my be a potential future problem.

I'm ok with the finding's and the surgery becuase it was detected very early. I guess thats all I should be concerned with, but it's not.
What I'm more upset about is that the doc says the recovery of the hand could be up to 4 to 6 weeks. No use of the hand until ok'ed by doc. No Bike riding, no training, no capentry work, no yard work nothing that involves the use of my left hand... nothing!

I'm an active person... always doing something around the house, with the kids, for my wife and for my self.

I have just finished a century ride last weekend and have been looking forward to another one set up in mid September. My only two big rides I set up and look forward to every year. I missed the September ride last year do to real bad head and chest cold, and now I'm going to have to sit this one out again... It seems that its just not ment to be for me to ride this century. :mad:

That's it... just needed to get a little frustration out.... thanks!
 

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JCavilia said:
Yeah, that sucks. Which kind of cancer is it, or do they know yet?
I'm told its the most commen kind "Basal cell carcinoma"

I was informed by the doc and my options. I'm one who doesn't go for the alternitive Meds, so I choose the surgery.

Mr.Versatile said:
Sorry to hear of your illness & impending surgery. Follow your doc's orders & you'll heal more quickly with fewer complications. Can you run, walk, hike?
Yes I can run, walk and hike... but I haven't taken up running since I was a teenager, I do see more walks with the family in my future... I just can't use my left hand/fingers unitl doc give the ok
 
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