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 have a happy and healthy fall/winter!