I am back in "The Real World" and trying to take care of a few overdue appointments. Monday, I went to see Ms. Dermatologist. GIRLS-STAY OUT OF THE SUN-WEAR YOUR SUNSCREEN! After more blisters than I care to think about during the pre-sunscreen years, the bell is tolling! I have a semi-annual skin exam with my dermatologist. This ALWAYS results in burning off a few of the pre-cancerous sights and sometimes results in a biopsy. I had skin cancer a few years ago and received a mini-brow lift when the plastic surgeon removed the offending lesion with clear margins to boot. This little lesion, about the size of a zit required an incision about 2 inches long and clear margins on all sides being removed. In an effort to NOT GO THERE AGAIN, I go for my regular checks. Monday's appointment resulted in 3 burn offs and 1 biopsy. This leaves blisters which require about 2 weeks to heal and hopefully a scrap off that will require no further treatment. NOT SMART TO LAY OUT IN THE SUN OR IN THAT TANNING BED!
Yesterday, I went to the exercise terrorist (therapist) to work out all of the kinks from 65 miles of hiking in 5 days. THE MAN IS A TORTURE EXPERT! This is not your spa feel good massage-this is a sports massage. Taking his hand, forearm, and elbow the meanie works out all of the knots in my muscles. He also measures to see if my hips are lined up-which they normally are not. This means stretching and pulling and pushing to get things back where they should be. I had to tell him a couple of times, I can't stand it-QUIT! Some things had to be left for the next trip because they were so tender and sore. After an hour of mid-evil torture, I began to wonder if maybe I'm just a little masochistic. He did say he thought maybe I was suffering from overuse-THE MAN IS A GENIUS! Now remember I did not even realize I was sore to Mr. Evil found the spots. Today I am sore for sure after all that torture! Note to self-take an alleve before the next session!
I am planning another contest soon. Already have in my mind a Great Ruston Prize! Watch & read since I have not worked out the details including when and for how long!