OK folks - WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN AND HATS.
I am a convert.
Just came away from my dermatologist appt. with the confirmation that I probably have a basal cell carcinoma (one of the most common forms of skin cancer) on my forehead.
A biopsy was done to be sure.
Surgery to remove it will undoubtedly be scheduled.
Fortunately, this type of cancer rarely spreads to other parts of the body and is very treatable.
I guess this should come as no big surprise to me -
I grew up in Tucson, AZ - sun all year round - and while my mom slathered us with sunscreen as children, I too often ignored this step as I grew up. As most of you who have read my posts in the past know - I LOOOOOVE THE SUN AND THE HEAT.
But, now - I just have to love them - with caution. Lots of sunscreen and hats for me I guess.
Quote of the day: Our body is our temple.
We should therefore respect it,
understand its importance
and always return to it:
it is our refuge.
~Thich Nhat Hanh