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  • It is currently 10:30am and I'm in a hotel room in Tokyo

  • and I'm about to go to the doctors to get a piece of my skin removed from my chest here

  • and have it biopsied for skin cancer.

  • God, this all started like 2 years ago now

  • I have this weird, bumpy patch on my skin that just wouldn't go away

  • and it just didn't look like anything I'd ever seen before,

  • it didn't really look like a mole and it started to get bigger so it was starting to worry me

  • because I have vitiligo, which is a skin condition that makes the pigment in my skin disappear

  • and that makes me more susceptible to skin cancer.

  • So, I do try to check my body regularly for things that look a little off so that I can get them checked at the doctor

  • So, I left it for the longest time, and finally, when I was back in Canada this last summer,

  • I decided to go into the doctor and get them to look at it and the guy just looked at it for like one second

  • and was like, uh, it's just a blemish or something, it's fine, and I told him I'm kind of worried because it's been there

  • for a couple of years now and it's changing and it just doesn't look like, you know, your regular kind of mole or anything

  • so I'm worried about it

  • but,

  • he told me it's fine and there's no need to do a biopsy on it.

  • I was kind of frustrated with that because I would rather be safe than sorry and I just wanted them to cut it out

  • and send it to the lab and check it for cancer

  • but he refused to do that, unfortunately.

  • So, I was in Tokyo a couple of weeks ago for work and I decided I would get it checked here in Japan

  • and just get a second opinion.

  • So, I want into a skin clinic here called Noage.

  • I looked up some reviews online for places that do skin cancer checks and this is one of the places that came up

  • and I decided to go in there and the woman looked at it and first she just looked at it with her eyes

  • and said, oh, it looks like it might just be a wart or something, I wouldn't worry about it

  • let me check it with the light.

  • She had a special kind of light that she can hold up to it and see underneath the skin

  • to see what's going on underneath

  • and when she looked at it with the light, she said, oh, there is like an increase in

  • trying to translate this into English what she said, I guess blood vessels/veins

  • going towards it, which can be a sign of cancer.

  • So, she kind of felt like it was be 50/50, could be a wart, could be skin cancer, and it would definitely

  • be better to cut it out and send it for a biopsy.

  • So, here we are today

  • I will be leaving the hotel in about 20 minutes and I'll go get it cut out

  • and then they will go send it into the lab and check it, and I guess I won't get my results for at least another week, I'm assuming

  • But, I guess it depends on how busy the lab is or whatever.

  • But anyways, wish me luck, I think they're just going to freeze this area and cut it out; it's not a big surgery

  • I'm not too worried, honestly, I'm just relieved they're going to biopsy it because I was so frustrated with the guy in Canada

  • who refused to do it.

  • So, wish me luck, and I will be back here afterwords to let you guys know how it went

  • It is now 12:56pm and I'm back at the hotel, the surgery is finished

  • I got there half an hour before my appointment but they actually brought me straight into the room, it was great

  • and they had me change into a robe and wait for the doctor to show up

  • and she was there within a couple of minutes

  • I layed down on the chair, she injected probably about 5 times to numb this area with some anesthetic

  • and then she cut it out

  • It honestly didn't hurt at all, she warned me that the needles for the anesthetic might hurt a little

  • but, it was like nothing

  • The grossest part was probably feeling her cut the skin because, even though you don't feel it, you can kind of

  • feel like the tension of her pulling and hearing the cutting, that was just disguting

  • But, it was all over in like, 5 minutes

  • and then she stitched it up, put a little bandaid thing on it, and told me to come back in a week to get the stitches out

  • Unfortunately, she said it's going to take up to 2 weeks to get the results from the lab, which is really the whole point of this

  • So, now comes the shitty part where I have to be nervous about the results for 2 weeks.

  • Hopefully it won't take that long, but, she thought that it probably would, so, I guess that I will come back later on and update you guys with my results

  • For now, I'm going to eat this lunch because I am starving

  • I popped into the conbini because I couldn't be bothered to find a cafe or anything at the moment and I just got some inari

  • Sushi

  • and a vegetable juice.

  • I'm just going to eat this

  • Anyways, um, yeah, I'll update you guys when I get my results, see you later!

  • So, it's a week later, I'm back at the clinic and they're going to remove my stitches now

  • As you can see by the weird bandaid outline around it, I am allergic to all bandaids that I've tried

  • I think it's the adhesive (glue) on them

  • I had the same problems with my tattoos, I'm just allergic to the glue

  • So, honestly, that was the most uncomfortable part the whole process

  • the scar itself looks like it's healing nicely

  • Stitches are out, it was really quick and painless

  • She put some anti-itch medication on me for my bandaid allergy

  • so that's wonderful because that has been super itchy all week.

  • She said that the scar looks good and should heal nicely

  • They told me that I have to come back in two weeks from now, so it's already been a week

  • and now I have to wait another two weeks for the results because they want to be able to hand me the paper

  • the actual lab results and they said that will arrive in two weeks, so, unfortunately, I need to wait another two weeks to hear if its cancer or not

  • so yay, that will be fun

  • So, I went to the desk to pay and it was 7,400円(yen) or something

  • and then the lady was like, oh wait a minute, I made a mistake, and I was thinking, oh yeah, I figured because that's really expensive to get stitches removed

  • So she said, please sit down and I'll check with the doctor and see if that's the right price

  • and she calls me back up, and she says its actually 8,500円(yen), so it was more, I can't believe that it cost that much

  • just to get three little stitches removed, it literally took like 5 seconds and then she swabbed it with some itch cream

  • and it was $85; this clinic is really expensive

  • but, it did have decent ratings from people that came in for cancer checks, so I figured I should come here

  • Anyways, I think it's really important to get this kind of thing checked so I don't mind spending money on it

  • Hey guys, it is June 23rd today, that means that I only have three more days to go back and see the doctor

  • and get the results of my biopsy.

  • I'm not going to lie, it's been kind of stressful waiting this long and worrying about the results

  • So, I'm looking forward to that, but, I just got a call that I have a package up in Morioka that they're trying to deliver to me

  • and they couldn't fit it inside my post box, my storage post box thing outside my apartment, so I have to go up there and accept it in person

  • But that's okay, because what's inside of this package is supposed to be stress relieving and I could definitely go for some stress relief right about now

  • So, let's go up to Morioka, get the package, and I can have fun opening it with you guys

  • So, I am back in Morioka, and my friend Mark is over visiting because I wanted to brag and show off my awsesome cat robot

  • I want it so much

  • So, this is what I was talking about, this is the special delivery that I got, that I came back to Morioka for

  • It's a cat butt

  • I was in loft the first time I saw this, like a Japanese kind of variety store

  • they got a bit of everything

  • they've got some really nice products

  • and I saw this cat butt robot and I was playing with it

  • and I thought it was so cute and then the creator of this robot came to one of our Tokyo Creative events

  • and asked me if I wanted one

  • and I was like, uh, yeah!

  • So, they sent it to me, they let me choose between two colours and obviously I went with the gray one

  • It looks like theres a dead, squished cat in the box

  • It feels really nice though

  • Oh, it's so soft

  • Do we have to charge it?

  • Let's see the instructions

  • Here, you hold

  • Don't smell it

  • I'm not smelling

  • What are you?

  • I'm laughing

  • Power switch is located adjacent, oh!

  • Oh my god, it's so cute!

  • The movement of the tail is just like a real cat

  • Sometimes it'll wag its tail by itself, without you touching it

  • just like a real cat would if it was sitting on your sofa, right?

  • But then when you pet it, it'll wag it a lot

  • It's so cute!!!

  • It's really wagging now

  • It sheds like a real cat too

  • *laughing*

  • Oh my god!!!

  • *more laughing*

  • It's so cool, if you rub like like really slowly, the tail goes really slow

  • You're hitting it

  • *laughing*

  • It's so much fun

  • Normally when you buy those cat robots

  • you know, the ones that are made for kids, like the little, plushy robots

  • they don't move realistically, or anything, but this is super realistic

  • and the way it responds to your touch is so cool.

  • I actually think they ship these overseas

  • I was looking because I didn't want to show it to you guys and then make you want it if you couldn't buy it overseas

  • and I'm pretty sure they do international shipping.

  • Check out the link in the description box, but, I think I'm right about that

  • Calm down, calm down

  • It's okay

  • I think this would be a really good present for like a grandma or a grandpa that was living by themselves

  • don't you think? To keep them company but they wouldn't need to feed it or to have the responsibility of taking care of it

  • or someone who's in a hospital

  • This is such a cool invention, I hope they make a dog one and different animal ones, wouldn't that be cool?

  • I want a pug

  • A pug?

  • What does a pug tail look like? Isn't it just like a little thing?

  • It would just kind of like shake

  • Hey guys, so it's finally the 26th, I am back in Tokyo

  • and I'm just about to head off to the doctors and get my results

  • This has been the longest three weeks of my life

  • I'm really excited to just get this over with

  • Fingers crossed that it's good news, so wish me luck

  • and I'll be back very soon to let you know how it went.

  • I am back from the doctor; that was slightly terrifying

  • So, she came out with these forms, my results of the lab test and the only part that's in English is this line that says

  • Basal pigmentation with perivascular inflamatory cell infiltration of the skin

  • and that just sounded terrifying to me

  • That's the only part that I caught a glimpse of when she came out with the sheet, and I was like, shit

  • But, apparently it's not cancer, right away, she said

  • it's not cancerous, so that's really cool

  • that was my main concern, obviously.

  • So, that was an instant relief when she said that.

  • But, she said she doesn't actually know what's wrong with my skin

  • She said that it's kind of behaving weirdly

  • But she couldn't put her finger on what could be causing it or if it's some sort of auto-immune disorder or something

  • But anyways, I'm super relieved that it's not cancerous and I don't really care about the appearance of it, it's fine

  • They've cut it out now, I don't really know if it's anywhere else in my body that I haven't noticed, but

  • it's really not a big deal, so cool, I am going to go celebrate

  • Honestly, this month has just been shit

  • everything has just been going to shit this month

  • and worrying about my health on top of it all

  • has just been a lot to deal with

  • But, getting really positive results from the doctor has just kind of made me not really care about all the other problems I have

  • at the moment, and I'm just really happy and positive about my situation now, so

  • phew

  • If you do have something on your skin that you're worried about, please do get it checked because

  • if it is skin cancer, it's important that it's found early so that it can be treated

  • I'll put the information of the clinic I went to down below

  • They did speak an impressive amount of English, so if your Japanese isn't that great and you would fee more

  • comfortable with an English speaking clinic, I can recommend them

  • I do think they were on the pricey side, I think because of the location, their in the Roppongi district

  • which is kind of known for being expensive and thank you so much for watching

  • and I will see you guys soon with hopefully a more fun and upbeat video

  • Bye guys!

It is currently 10:30am and I'm in a hotel room in Tokyo

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    Yiu Fung Chow に公開 2021 年 02 月 02 日
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