I finally had that growth removed. To insure that he got every bit of the growth, he removed an area about twice the size, or about one inch in diameter.
Joyce really surprised me and watched the entire procedure.And here's the finished product. Looks real ugly but in time it won't be as bad. So, because of the surgery being on the hand, the stitches will remain for two weeks which means we will be here another two weeks. Should have the results of biopsy in 7-10 days.