My first treatment was just to have it removed. I went to a plastic surgeon recommended by the dermatologist and he removed it. I had a black eye for a little bit but I wear glasses so it was really not too noticeable. I had a little scar (a tiny pucker in the corner) but nothing that bothered me or again, was very noticeable. I healed quickly with no problems. Or so I thought.
Not quite a year later, it was back. Had a biopsy done to be sure and again, the C word! This time they sent me over to St. Louis and I had the MOHS procedure done. I was much more nervous for this one, they basically cut it out in layers, testing each layer to see if there's any cancer cells left. It could be an all day process. I only had to have two. Much better than I thought. Then I was sent to the hospital to have it closed up. My mom was with me, and a nervous wreck I might add. It went very well, the surgeon was spectacular. I had a hole the size of a quarter and my mom was shocked how deep it was, he closed it up without skin grafts and the scarring is so minimal. Again, glasses and hair pretty much hide all of it.
I say all that to show you what mom made me for my second procedure. Obviously she was nervous for me and needed to artistically express that. She is quite an inspiration to me, always teaching me new stuff and getting me started on new artsy endeavors (much to the chagrin of my husband).
Here's some links to see more of her artwork (she's finally getting some of it up on Pinterest), check out her Art Dolls and some jewelry. She also loves Altered Books and Art Journaling. She does some really amazing stuff, very little of which she's gotten on Pinterest. I'll keep on her about that.
Hope you are finding some time to be creative and learn something new.