stanky wrote: ↑Fri Mar 10, 2023 7:19 pm
hell of a picture.
looked to be an interesting character.
coulda used a pork-pie hat.
He apparently had been hiding it under a ten-gallon hat, for how long I'm not sure. Seems like that would take a while to grow but from what I've read about amelanotic nodular melanomas - which is my best guess about what that is - they can develop rapidly.
Recently got in touch with another ex-pat I used to hang out with there, that's who took (and sent us) the picture. Once he got a peek at what was under the hat he said: "Pat, get in the car" and they were off to make the 700 mile drive north to San Antonio fairly immediately.
I guess they didn't do much at the VA hospital there, looked at Pat like he was from the moon. Maybe too large to cut off, I dunno.
Showed the picture to the dermatologist today, she pegged as a very large necrotizing basal cell carcinoma. Must have smelled terrible.
He stayed out of Vietnam by joinning the US air force, served in an ICBM missile silo. Sounds like he dropped LSD while on duty in the hole more than once, trying to get the goddamn thing to rock back and forth on its pad was a form of entertainment for the boys.