I basically called my mom for help. Except when I say mom, I mean an esthetician.
Over the past 20 years, I've had two moles removed from my face for cosmetic reasons, and one for health concerns.
You can see them all in my goofy ninth-grade school picture:
So aside from the one next to my mouth that I've lovingly held onto, there's the big one right next to my nose, which was removed when I was 15; a small one on my lower chin, removed in my 20s; and a slightly larger one higher up on my chin, removed in my 20s--TWICE.
The one that needed to be revisited is the one that made me nervous. It used to behave like a typical mole, not vying for my attention with anything more than the occasional hair to be plucked. But in my mid-twenties, it started becoming inflamed two or three times a year, even bleeding randomly.
My dermatologist removed it at the surface and had it biopsied. The results came back benign. Yay!
A couple of years later, however, it had more or less grown back! And it was up to its old sporadic hemorrhaging shenanigans.
So I went back to the derm and had him remove both the lower chin one and the upper-chin one AGAIN, this time more invasively, to make sure he got everything.
It's been about four years, and the good news is, it hasn't grown back. The bad news: IT STILL DOES EVERYTHING IT USED TO.
Out of the tiny scar grows little hairs just like there's still a mole there! And what's worse: it STILL freaks out--getting inflamed and tender, bleeding, scabbing--a few times a year, including RIGHT NOW.
This is some act-of-god crap, amirite? I learned in Scream that the villain comes back for one last scare, so you basically have to kill it twice, and I DID THAT. But still, even with no actual mole there, it's misbehaving like whoa.
Quick Question: Is it possible for a removed mole to become a ghost and haunt me? Because it's really starting to feel like that. Has anyone else ever removed a troublesome mole only to have its worst traits continue on?