A friend of mine lost her father today. She also works with my husband (kind of FOR my husband, actually)…but she was my friend first. She actually got the job with my DH and he and I didn’t realize it…she didn’t want to get the job b/c she knew us.
She is just that good.
I work with her mother. This is so sad.
He was diagnosed around the end of May with melanoma. He went THIS quick. From healthy, happy, unaware….to gone. It is just so tragic. Senseless. Sad.
She is getting married next year. I just can’t stop crying over it. I only met the man twice, but I am just so torn up over this (hormones?).
I think part of it is fear. I am light skinned, freckled, have had major sunburns growing up (uh, baby oil and iodine anyone?). I go to a dermatologist yearly- but I still get frightened. I wear spf 55 everyday on my face, and at least 35 on my body. Everyday…..well, okay- I try to. I wear it probably 80% of the time. I must do better.
My derm. said it is not a matter of IF I get skin cancer…it is WHEN.
I should have married a dermatologist. 🙂
CHECK YOURSELF. Check the backs of your legs…check your lower back. Check your butt. Go to a dermatologist. This is PREVENTABLE!!!!! Wear sunscreen. Wear SPF sunglasses. Who cares if you look a little pale- you will be alive.
Melanoma killed my friend’s father. From diagnosis to death- 3 months.
He thought it was a freckle.
Get yourself checked.
I love you all to much to lose you.