Saturday began with light snow. So much for the weather forecasters being right around here! As the morning wore on the snow stopped, so I grabbed my purse and out the door I went to get our mail. I called my mom and talked with her while I drove over and back.
My oldest girlfriend called and she needed my shoulder. We talked for over and hour and I hope I helped her just a little.
While we talked I was looking through old pictures taken long ago, when I got that really terrible sunburn. I’m pretty much convinced that burn is what has caused my current Squamous Cell skin cancer.
I was 13, and did not understand what the sun could do to skin. Looking back I can remember the pain I felt from that burn.
This is me with my brother in-law, Ron. He had a nice normal tan, while I was definitely overcooked!
Here I am with the little boy I babysat for. You can see the blisters on my face. Raymond had nice normal skin.
I had blisters all over my face. They eventually broke and my face was a mess for a while.
The point of this story is: Don’t lie out or do anything in the sun without a good hat and lots of sunscreen!
In fact I plan to buy stock in a couple of sunscreen companies! Talking to people I realized how common sun induced skin cancers are!
Now the search is on for a good sun hat for this summer. I’d also love to buy one of those swim tops that has a built in sun shield.