adbuskovsky, I guess I'm just worried because it seems like it could be part of the mole, which would make the whole thing asymmetrical, which is part of that whole ABCD thing you read so much about. I've had that mole for as long as I can remember, which I heard lessens your chance of cancer by a lot. Still...I feel apprehensive about it. I'm going to wait to see if it's hair of it's part of the mole before my next shave. My reasoning is, if it's a hair, it'll grow out and seem more apparent. If it's not a hair, it probably won't change much.
Also, some more on my insurance status: I'm a writer by trade, and with that comes all kinds of uncertainty regarding having a steady job. Currently, I'm a staff writer for a magazine, but we're a really small publication and the insurance is pretty awful to the point of being nonexistent. I don't know if you guys know much about writers, but...we don't make a lot of money even when we're paid as staff. For instance, for my area, I'm hovering right on top of the poverty line without insurance since it'd take too much out of my paycheck without providing me any real coverage regarding preventative stuff (checkups, drop-in visits, dermatological checks, etc.)
I have the possibility of landing a GREAT new job at a much larger magazine by early next week, which would mean I could have awesome health insurance by January, so...you can bet that if that's the case I'll get this checked out if I'm still worried.
But right now, you guys are great and I'm glad you're talking to me. Thanks a million. I mean it.