12.07.2012

moley, mole.

So this is a story I would have shared on my blog back in the day when only my family read this thing. There are times I have a story to tell that I don't because now lots of other people read my blog! But I figured, why restrain myself? If I would have done it back then, why not now? So here we go. Just brace yourself, it might gross you out... just remember I warned you.
 
The other night I was sleeping (very comfortably mind you) when my side started itching. No big deal, people get itches all the time. I reach over to my side to scratch and all of a sudden I feel the sharpest pain. It woke me up but not enough to make me check it out or anything, so since I was half awake as it was, I just turned over and went back to bed.

Then I woke up again because my side was burning. Not a normal sensation to be having, so now I was curious. I went to touch where it hurt and I felt... wetness. "What the heck?" 

I turn my bed side table light on and see that my hand is covered in blood. Okay, now I am saying "WHAT THE HECK?!"

I get up, turn the bathroom light on and look in the mirror. To my horror (and that is about the best word I could think of to describe it) my mole, that is normally on the right side of my torso, was dangling... dangling!!!

I almost didn't see it because there was so much blood. I had no idea what to do... I mean, I couldn't rip it off, my mole? So unnatural! But then I was thinking about how I obviously had scratched my own mole right off my body so what was the difference. I was pretty confused, and still pretty sleepy, and so I cleaned up the blood and just starred at it for awhile.

Trevor was no help at all, he barley even looked up to ask what was wrong... so because I was out of ideas I decided the most logical thing to do was to put it back in its proper place... right?

So I literally took my mole in my fingers (gross!) and put it right in place over the perfect circle (looked like someone had stabbed me with a pencil) gash, put a band aid on it and went back to bed.

I couldn't get myself to take the band aid of for days. I don't know what I was thinking, that maybe it would somehow magically grow back together with the skin or something? I didn't want to see what was underneath that band aid at all. Finally at the end of the week I decided to be brave and look at it.

I pulled the band aid off and it was just a scab - YES! - I thought to myself, extra crisis adverted. Then within a matter of minutes the scab (aka dead mole) dangled right off... cue the massive amounts of blood again. I had to relive the whole traumatic scene all over again, but even worse because I had to suck it up and officially cut my own mole off myself.

Now maybe scratching your mole of your body with your own bare hands isn't that traumatic, but for me it certainly was. Don't ask me why, but just thinking about it makes me get goosebumps, blah.

So I learned a lot this past week...

1. People do weird things in their sleep.

2. Moles bleed a ridiculous amount of blood.

3. Don't try and put your mole back in place and think it will magically go back to normal.


Oh and did I mention I actually really liked that mole.
 It was perfectly placed and dainty, and now it is gone :(
 
 
&since I probably just horrifed you with this story, go enter yourself to win something fun and adorable like a stuffed elephant, narwhal, or bow tie :) haha

 

59 comments:

  1. HAHAHA! That is hilarious, but I'm sorry you're now missing your mole. ;)
    I scratched a mole off my arm in the middle of english class in high school once. So weird! Especially when everyone's going eww what's wrong with your arm??

    :)

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  2. BAhahaha! Good story. Definitely glad you shared :)

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  3. HAHAHAHA... I have this mole on my neck that I am afraid to scratch for this reason.

    XO Lourdes

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  5. haha!! Thank you for sharing! My husband would be about as supportive as Trevor. Where are the men when we have crises?!?

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    1. RIGHT?! trevor is useless when it comes to spiders as well.

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  6. Hahahah this story is hilarious Alycia! I've always wondered what would happen if you scratched a mole. I guess now we know :) I am such a fainter when it comes to stuff like this with myself, so it's a good thing I'm sitting down while reading this (I get weak knees easily :). That said, this story made me laugh out loud several times in the coffee shop I'm currently sitting in. People were looking up from there conversations to see what was going on! Very funny story! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Carli, I am normally not week kneed but this experiance def. grossed me out more the normal, not sure why, it just seemed so wrong to see a mole hanging from myself... so just wrong, can't get over it haha.

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  7. hahaha thank you for sharing this.

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  8. That is so weird and gross and I'm so glad you shared!! Hahaha

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  9. OMG I did the same thing like a year ago!!!!! I wasn't asleep or anything I just didn't realize I was scratching my mole and it didn't even dangle I just right out scratched the whole thing off. It freaked me out too but it grew back. I didn't even notice when but it just came back eventually. I think you're supposed to get them checked when they itch (and I'm assuming especially when you scratch them off) but I haven't been to the doctor anyway. I think it's fine :) It's funny to know I'm not the only weirdo who's done that! (not that you're a weirdo ;P)

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    1. I know my boss was was nagging me to go see a dermatoligist just to be safe! It really is a weird experiance huh? haha

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  10. Haha you just mortified me! I am sorry that you liked that mole and it is gone now :(

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  11. i actually had that happen too! BUT it came back! it was just lighter when it did...weird. haha.

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    1. yeah I read that sometimes they grow back... creepy!!! haha

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  12. Haha, laughed so hard at you thinking it would just magically reattach itself. However, I am impressed by how much they bleed! I have one that I scratched the tiniest bit too hard and (it certainly didn't fall off like yours) but it still was bleeding a CRAZY amount!

    Sad you're now missing a cute mole though! Haha

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    1. I guess moles are known to bleed that bad? So random, like why would it be any different then skin? eek, either way, GROSS!

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  13. First time reading your blog- and this is the post I read. I'm now a follower. So gross and so funny at the same time. I have a mole I'd like to scratch off, maybe that's why I can relate so much. Glad you shared!

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    1. haha you WANT to scratch off?! be prepared for the blood :) thanks for stopping by jessica. p.s. I am obsessed with your wedding dress!

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  14. Lets just say this is one of the best posts I've read all week!! So once upon a time I went back packing for yw. I borrowed my mom's old fashion backpack (which fit me poorly) and went on my adventure. A few days later we make it back to our cars and to my horror, that pack had rubbed my mole off on my hip. Freaked me out a bit. Gratefully it eventually grew back. Just like you, I'm attached to that mole.

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    1. haha I am happy to hear someone else didn't think it was odd that I was attached to the mole. I didn't know I was until it was gone! haha

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  15. That is crazy!!! Ahh I would have been so grossed out!

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  16. lol!!!! I had a mole that i was afraid of scratching off accidentally so i had it removed...look at the fate i could have avoided yikes!!

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  17. Oh no, what a horrible experience!!! I have a mole on my side too. Hope I never scratch it off or worse yet finish pulling it off myself. Yikes! You poor thing. Never again, right?!? Hope you've healed nicely.
    Maggie (sweet peas and lucky honey)

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    1. It has actually healed up really fast! I think the mole will grow back from what I can see..? I don't know. Bodies are so weird haha.

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  18. Hahaha! Awesome story :) Hope it's all good now :)

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  19. I have a mole on the back of my knee and without fail every few months, I shave it off! No matter how careful I am at times, there is always one day I'm in a rush and forget about it. Then I'm reminded by blood gushing everywhere! It always grows back and looks the same as always. It is quite a cute little fella. Great post! Definitely entertaining. :)

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    1. little fella, oh chels, you had me rolling! haha oh man!!

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  20. Eew it dangled! I have two moles on my chin (that I prefer to refer to as a double dose of beauty spots!) I hated them when I was younger and probably would have asked you for tips to scratch them off. Nowadays I'm happy they are holding on and not bleeding profusely!

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  21. I'm so glad you decided to share this story! Definitely glad to know that I should resist the urge to scratch my moles at any cost. Such a traumatizing event, I'm sure!
    -Jess

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  22. You are too funny! Don't worry too much- it might even grow back...I had one that did that once.

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  23. I have this mole on my back that sometimes itches and when I scratch it hurts sometimes - I am always so scared that it will come off. You have officially made my fear worse haha

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  24. That is absolutely terrifying! Moles are tricky little devils though, I had to get one removed while I was living in a foreign country and it was QUITE the experience!

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    1. haha now there is a story behind that I have to hear! haha

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  25. I'm a new follower, and as gross as it is to think of someone scratching off a chunk of skin (ewww!), it's also totally hilarious! Haha, I'm officially a fan of this blog. :D

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    1. haha thanks sarah, sometimes gross and hilarious are the same thing :)

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  26. oh man, i've pretty much have lost count on the number of moles i've had scratched off of my body. none by me though, by my kids. while i was fully awake. it is horrifying for sure! glad i'm not the only one that has had a mole problem. :)

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    1. awake?! ugh erica, now I think I need to wait longer to have children haha...

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  27. ahhhhh, nooooooo! no no no. this is not real life:-) xoxo

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  28. I am so pleased you blogged about this! Also I'm so pleased I found your blog. Can I just say that I want to be you? Okay, I said it.

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    1. BROOKE! This works out perfectly because I want to be you! Let's hang out soon and it doesn't have to be a formal visiting teaching appointment :) haha Wish I was going to the ward christmas party tonight but I have to go to my boss's daughter's wedding!

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  29. Oh my, I'm seriously laughing out loud! I don't know why laughter is my automatic response to things like this... I'm weird and twisted I guess. I'm sincerely sorry for the loss of your mole.

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    1. It is my reaction too, which is why chose to share it. But at the time laughing was not what I was doing! haha

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  30. Just found your cute little blog! Precious.

    xoxo
    http://thepocketbookblogg.blogspot.com/

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  31. Whoa Alycia! That's crazy!!! I have a mole on the back of my neck. It's big and raised. It freaks me out because I will often brush over it when I'm bloydrying my hair. I have accidentally nicked it doing other things and it has bled a TON. But never come off!

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    1. Jenna, I have two moles on my hair line so I know what you mean about brushing it! Thankfully those are pretty big ones in the sense I doubt I could rip it right off? I don't know, either way, creepy and gross haha

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  32. OMG. How scary! I would have been freaking out. Especially because I have the most horrible/weird reactions when I am half asleep.

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  33. Eeeewww that's must have been horrifying!! Sounds like a nightmare. Gahhh!! scary :/

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  34. Anything that involves lots of bleeding from my body freaks me out!

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  35. I did the same thing a couple months ago except I was awake when I did it. I itched my side like it was no big deal. I itched it again a couple minutes later and that time my fingers were covered in blood. I freaked!! I ran to the bathroom lifted my shirt and the mole that was on my bra line before was now gone. I itched my entire mole OFF. My mole and blood was on my bra and shirt. I didnt know what to do either. I also evenutally put a band aid on it and didnt want to look at it for days.
    A friend of mine said he has done the same thing and he mole grew back larger. GREAT!

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    1. I think we're kindred spirits after both experiencing this!! Hahaha

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  36. I read this story this weekend and oh my gosh I have a mole on my torso that I scratch a lot and now I'm scared this will happen to me! haha. My doc suggested removing it, but it never really bothers me. Now that it's winter and my skin is so dry, I've been scratching it more, argh! I love that you put a bandaid on it though! Bandaids always make me feel better! :)

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  37. omg the same thing happened to me! it hurts! lol I'm so glad you brought awareness to the itchy mole problem ;)

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  38. :( I liked that cute little mole also. It was perfect.

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  39. ummm THIS TOTALLY HAPPENED TO ME ONCE IN LINE FOR THE PIRATES RIDE AT DISNEYLAND! so much blood! i put a bandaid over it and mysteriously when i checked on it a few days later it had reattached itself. Weird, but i didn't ask questions.

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