…I’m doing (another) post on skin checks.
One of my missions in life is to discourage sun bathing and tanning beds and to encourage skin checks.
I had my first yucky pre-cancerous spot removed when I was 21 and have been getting them removed ever since. This past October, I had three spots removed from my back and one of them was so deep that I had to keep stitches in for 5 weeks. Boo. And then in April, I had a spot removed from my stomach. What? What? They just keep popping up at a faster pace, so now, I’m going in for checks even more.
All summer long, I’ve had a nice piece of medical tape in two places on my back to prevent sun from getting to my scars. Nothing is more fun than having your six year old apply tape to your back before you swim every day. #yeahright
So, I say all of this because over the weekend, I was clearing photos off my phone and I found these pics from last fall…
Taken with stitches in.
Taken right after I got my stitches removed at the beginning of November.
Yeah…so shame on 18 year old me (well, 18 thru 22 year old me) for spending so much time in the tanning beds.
Get your skin checks friends. And if you’re lying in tanning beds…consider how long the tan will last verses the scars. My tans are all faded but these new lovely scars will last forever.
Tomorrow is What’s Up Wednesday!
Our bonus question this month is “What will you miss most about summer?”.
Don’t forget to write your post and then link up! To see mine from last month as an example, click here.
And for dinner tonight…
They’re turkey burgers with Caesar salad toppings on top of Texas Toast (like a big crouton!). So good!
Have the best day!