It is just too damn big, it gets in the way.
Actually it was to remove a skin cancer under my nose. It was done eighteen months ago, but came back. Non malignant and only a speck that just would not disappear.
Unusual place, said the surgeon. Area is protected from the sun by the nose. Not when you are lying flat on your back on a solarium bed, I told him. Enlightenment dawned in his quite old eyes. Get withit pops, you are gonna see a lot more of these solarium victims.
He was a bit of laugh. No, not that room, I have been upgraded to harbour views. I turned to look out the window at a brick wall.
I have a big white bandage under my nose which must stay on until tomorrow morning. Then I will look like I have a Hitler moustache for a few days.
Unlike the last time when I made my way home on public transport from East Melbourne while being in mild shock, I knew what was coming this time and I was fine.
I have stocked up with life's necessities, so I have no need to venture out tomorrow and expose my ugliness to the world. Expect lots of blog posts.