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heart attack, & spots


Since the sun is shining
I wanted to share a little story....
there once was a girl named Farley
(cute and stylish.. I might add)
well last week on a routine put off for too long visit to her
she got sliced and diced
(on her ear OUCH and back of her neck)
soooooo 4 stitches later

all week she has been
Easter morning
ER DR said NO you are not having a
no no heart attack
your having an anxiety attack
good meds prescribed
Farley can't take these during the day unless
she carried a drool rag or a pillow soooooooo
long story short
slight CRAY CRAY continued....

Derm Dr called today
and even though the results are NOT EXCELLENTE (excellent in Spanish)
they are still GOOD
all YUCKY nasty cells were sliced and diced out
and Farley doesn't have to go back for 6 months....

I am telling you this...
because I want you to CHECK YOUR SPOTS
the one on my neck was the size of a sesame seed
and those cells were the yuckiest ones
the one on my ear started off ok...
and then what what what
it turned on me...
this is not the first time I have been sliced and diced
8 years ago I had to have an incision 2-3 inches long
on my face....by my hairline
twice because they didn't get it ALL the 1st time
and then 5 years ago I had a stage 1 skin cancer removed from my back
PLEASE PEEPS listen to me... I am 35
SKIN CANCER is not a granny thing anymore
please if you have spots that match 2 of these things

think ABCDE

A- Asymmetry:

Normal moles or freckles are completely symmetrical. If you were to draw a line through a normal spot, you would have two symmetrical halves. In cases of skin cancer, spots will not look the same on both sides.

B- Border:

A mole or spot with blurry and/or jagged edges.

C- Color:

A mole that is more than one color is suspicious and needs to be evaluated by a doctor. Normal spots are usually one color. This can include lightening or darkening of the mole.

D- Diameter:

If it is larger than a pencil eraser (about 1/4 inch or 6mm), it needs to be examined by a doctor. This  includes areas that do not have any other abnormalities (color, border, asymmetry).

E- Elevation:

Elevation means the mole is raised above the surface and has an uneven surface.
I stole this info OFF of my Derm Dr.'s brochure....
I don't want to put a downer on your Monday NIGHT
and I don't want tons of OOOOH YOU POOR THING!!!
(although I do love comments)
what I do want  is to  hear ya say
I will wear sunscreen and I will check my spots
AND I WILL SLATHER my kids in sunscreen too!!!
I am not NOT NOT a sun worshipper
never have been...
I went to a tanning bed once in my life ONCE
felt like my eggs fried... hated it
just take it from me
 have your spots checked....
oh and by the way NO MORE anxiety!!! YAY