IT'S NOT EASY BEING A SOUTHERN BELLE-EVEN AFTER YEARS OF PRACTICE!













Thursday, August 7, 2008

SORE RED NECK!

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!

8 comments:

the Jennings secede from the South said...

SPF 55, yes ma'm!

B-HO said...

OH YOU SHOULD SEE ME WHEN I GO TO THE BEACH---NOT a PRETTY SIGHT...big brimmed hat, spf 65 if I can find it, umbrella, big glasses, long sleeve shirt....yeah lets just say its not my most fav place...but after 2 hospitalizations for 2nd degree burns...MAMA DON'T WON'T NUN!!SO I take LOTS of precautions...GO GET AIR BRUSHED ---lots easier!

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness -- I am sooo going in and trading in the SPF 15 for the SPF 55.

Actually I'm always scared of skin cancer -- but this is a great reminder because I'm always forgetting to put it on my neck. I am really good at putting it on my face, but not my neck. The result is a RED NECK! I need to be more careful!

Hannah Lee said...

Oh Mrs. Sweet Lora! Thank you for that gentle reminder...but...right now I love the sun! I have had SIX moles removed b/c they were pre-cancerous...probably should heed your advice, shouldn't I? :D

Anonymous said...

not only does it do bad things to your skin- I had a mole on my eye and the doctor told me to have sun glasses when I am out in the sun-it is very bad for your eyes. Helen

Elisha said...

i kid you not, neutrogena makes SPF 70! you should invest in some!

Dutch said...

Don't waste your money...
After 30 SPF, there is no improvement. None, Nada, Zip, Zilch.
Just re-apply SPF 30 frequently.

Brooke & Freeland said...

ummm you should have been there the other weekend to remind me of this. We went to the pool with Adam & Cam {who had SPF on the entire time} and I said "I never get any sun" so I didnt put any on. but somehow I managed to turn into a lobster and peeled for the next week.. oh & I am still peeling today. I asked them to remind me of that day when i am at the doctor in a few years wondering why.