Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Jan 24 - Tuesday afternoon at TT Wilderness Lakes, what do you do? Why, you go to the 50% Senior Special at The Asia Seafood Buffet in Murrieta, about 10 miles south of the campground. Diane had suggested the Pickleball players meet there for the buffet. We all quickly agreed and I made the reservations for sixteen!

Lois, Diane, Jim and Jenny in the first booth.

Around the big table: Phyllis, Ranger Al, Brownie, Jessie, Dick, and Bev. Ken and I are at the other end of the table but you can't see us!

In the second booth: Carol, Clint, Jenny, and Dale. Dale really knows how to work those chop stix!!

And here we are at last: Ken and Faye. Jessie and Brownie across the table from us. Brownie almost NEVER poses for pictures. This time he posed but made an exaggerated point of licking his fingers after eating fried chicken!! That's why I'm laughing so big!! I have on my sunglasses to hide the fashionable bandage mentioned in another article.

It was another delicious buffet at the Asia Seafood Buffet!! Thanks for suggesting it, Diane!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Mon, Jan 23 - I had become concerned about a small place on the left side of my face, beside my nose very close to my eye. And, Ken had a place on his arm that worried him, so we had set up another appointment with Dr. Leslie Radentz our Dermatologist in Murrieta, CA (We had seen her in October). On Wednesday afternoon the 18th, after we moved to TT Wilderness Lakes, we kept our appointment with Dr. Radentz.

Dr. Leslie found several places on Ken's arm and back that she treated with liquid nitrogen (Cryotherapy). There was one place on his back on which she did a biopsy.

When the doctor examined me, she found several places on my right hand and on my face, in addition to the one I mentioned above. She also treated these places on me with liquid nitrogen. Finally, she then performed a biopsy on the skin lesion next to my nose.

I was surprised on Monday, January 23, to receive a call from Dr. Radentz's office telling me that my biopsy was positive, and could I come to the office that day for surgery. We had planned to drive over to Lake Elsinore for the afternoon but quickly changed our plans.

We had been told on Wednesday that we could expect the treatment sites to blister and scab in the next few days. Ken had no reaction to his treatment. I experienced the some blistering which I showed Dr. Leslie on Monday when I went in for surgery!!

Blistering on the left side of my face -- nothing to that!

and blistering on the right side of my face!! That's OK, too.

But, when Dr. Leslie saw this Cryotherapy blister on my right knuckle, she could not contain herself! "Wow!!" she exclaimed. "This is the biggest blister I have ever made!!" She immediately called her husband Dr. William to come and see the blister. He teased and said, "Blister! What blister? I don't see a blister!" They thought I should win a prize for having the largest intact Cryotherapy blister ever!!!

She told me to ignore all the suggestions that I prick the blister to let it drain. Leave it alone. It will heal itself.

When the excitement about the blister died down, Dr. Leslie excised the lesion beside my nose and processed the tissue for Microscopic evaluation. When this had been done, she declared the evaluation show that the margins were clear and all of the Invasive Cancer had been removed. She patched me up with this very fashionable bandage!!

I will go back on Friday to have the stitches removed.

By the way, Ken's biopsy results were negative.

Thank you, Dr. Leslie. So glad our friend, Jim P. told us about you!!