Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Important Cancer Update

I learned yesterday that there are no more pre-cancerous cells on my shoulder. And although to many I'm sure it seemed such a small thing, to have exams and biopsies and excisions and minor surgeries, to me it was terrifying. So call me overly dramatic if you must, but I am incredibly relieved that it is over. Last night I slept well for the first time in about two months. Today my stomach is untying the knots of the last few weeks.

The two-inch scar on my right shoulder now serves as a constant reminder to wear sunscreen, to stay out of the sun, to schedule appointments with my dermatologist yearly. It reminds me of my cousin, who sees a much larger scar every day when she gets dressed. It reminds me that skin cancer is not something to take lightly.

Since it's my blog, here's my campaign message for all of you in blogland:

Always wear sunscreen.
Get checked yearly.
Don't think it can't happen to you.

And h
ave a happy and healthy fall/winter!


Carl Spackler said...

well i'm glad you are ok. skin cancer is horrible.

ps, its nice to see you blogging again!

Miladysa said...

So pleased that everything is OK :)

kim said...

Overly dramatic?!

That's unnerving stuff. I'm glad all turned out well.