Jeff, I'm so relieved to hear that. The best thing of course is to catch it quick. It sounds like your prognosis is excellent.
My system metabolizes local anethetics quickly - so I got a few more needles in my face than most to get the area numb.
That was like me a couple of weeks ago....I had to get a freckle on my nose biopsied and they stuck a needle in there to freeze it. It hurt like hell because the bone is right there.
I was encouraged to wear a 30 SPF sunscreen from now on - I asked if higher would be better and the doc said that above 30 it is just overkill and does little more to protect the skin anyway. I have never worn SS in my life - though light complected in the winter - I never had problem burning so just never did so. I will now however.
I wear a 45 SPF. My one girlfriend was diagnosed with skin cancer a couple of years ago and her doctor told her to wear a 60 SPF!! 30 should be fine though......just make sure you put it on all your exposed areas including your ears (as they can easily burn), the back of your neck, etc.