533: NJG

FYI I'm running 5 strips that are devoid of animal content. The next cat strip will be Tuesday, March 17th staring Rab Cat. If you have an opinion on the frequency or lack thereof of animal-centric strips, feel free to drop me a line. Feedback helps me be a better creator!  

I had a big beauty mark on my abdomen about the size of a dime and very dark. After my pregnancy I had a patch of skin turn dark, I was told this was a normal part of the process, but to have my doctor look at it anyway. She did, said it wasn't worrisome, but that she didn't like my beauty mark, so to a dermatologist I went. The dermatologist said that while it didn't "match" my other freckles, being so dark, it wasn't cancerous. Good to know since I've had it as long as I can remember. However, she decided to test it just to be sure. I agreed, thinking she'd just take a bit, but instead she removed the whole thing. I'm very sad that it doesn't seem to be coming back. I feel like I've lost a part of myself and I suppose I literally have. It was always there and now it's not. I'm debating getting a little dime sized circular dark brown tattoo to replace it.  I'm not really into tattoos, but this seems like an appropriate use of permanent ink.