A benign nodule/tumor that contains blood vessels (vascular) and fat cells. They can be painful due to vascular infiltration on surrounding nerves, tissues, or even muscle & bones in rarer cases. They tend to range in size from pea to half dollar. If painful & causing symptoms, treatment is to remove surgically. They may re-occur even after removal. There is currently no known cause as to why these grow. If a person has one, there is good probability to develop more.
Apparently this is what Herbert is, and since he has several relatives elsewhere on me — which seem to fluctuate a bit in size and occasionally feel a tiny bit sore, if I bother to poke them — everything seems to fit. At least I won’t be tergiversating about leaving the house to catch what workout I can when the door and window installers clear out. They’re taking their time, but my kitchen doorframe isn’t standard. The cats are locked in the basement, increasingly pissed (I hope that does not turn out to be a literal usage).
My father probably handed me this gene. He had this thingummy on the top of his head which was removed a couple times before it stopped recurring, and which, with a military haircut, made him look slightly pointed from certain angles. Happily, this one is decently tucked away in my bra and will not be obvious or even noticeable once the bruise heals up and the bandaid comes off.
Universal hug, everyone, for saying friendly things while I was waiting to get that call.