I have a lot of freckles.
I enjoyed my time in the sun in high school and college a few too many times for too long.
I have Skin Cancer.
The not-so-scary kind.
If that really exists.
I’ve had a “pimple” type spot on my middle chest for a while. It would occasionally become irritated and itchy. It didn’t go away. It got bigger, but only a tad bit. I may have not noticed it if I wasn’t so crazy visual.
In the back of my mind, I kept hearing “Fair skin people are always recommended to have a regular dermatologist.” I knew this and had already been thinking it might be time. I’m not getting younger. And, let’s be honest, I have more speckles then I can keep track of. 🙂
So, I mentioned it to my regular doctor and she gave me a recommendation. It took over 6 months to get in. Hmmm….guess there is a shortage if anyone is in medical school looking for a specialty.
My doctor ~ BEST EVER, btw ~ was amazing. So nice, informative, efficient & polite.
Did I mention I have a LOT of freckles, moles and “age spots? Well, he commented. Yes, he earned his money.
3 biospies later….
Basal-Cell Carcinoma ~ a skin cancer, is the most common cancer. It rarely metastasizes or kills. However, because it can cause significant destruction and disfigurement by invading surrounding tissues, it is still considered malignant. ~ Wikipedia
1 was fully removed in the biosy so it will be watched.
1 was “nothing”.
1 is in need of removal.
“Off to the plastic surgeon I go.”
Never thought I would say that!
One this is for sure… You must LOVE yourself before you can LOVE anything or anyone else.
Take care of yourself.
What do you LOVE?