Do NOT Google Pictures of Skin Cancer

A couple weeks ago I went to the dermatologist.  At my annual wellness check-up earlier this year my doctor suggested that maybe I should since I sort of LOVE the sun!!!

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Well, I had a few spots that he (dermatologist) decided to biopsy.  He said it was no big deal – just a shot in each spot (3) and then a razor blade that would scrape out a little bit of skin.Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.49.43 PM

Hmm…I told him I would schedule it on my way out.  NOPE – he was planning to do the biopsies right then.  NICE!!!

Here is the picture I posted on instagram after I escaped –Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 8.51.05 PM1 in my left hand and 2 in my left bicep.   2 weeks later and the areas are finally starting to heal!!

However, last week the nurse called me and apparently one of the spots on my arm is skin cancer (the other 2 are pre-cancerous spots).

Now they want to dig into my arm.  The nurse said that I would have stitches for 2 weeks and not be able to lift anything (weights, chairs at the venue, laundry baskets…..) for those 2 weeks plus a week after.

I said, “OK, I will just run more.”

She said I couldn’t run either or do anything that would cause me to sweat.

So I told her –  NO THANK YOU!!!

Her response was to just eat less for a few weeks – clearly she doesn’t know that it isn’t about eating it is about needing to sweat pretty much every day!!!

Then I made the mistake of googling skin cancer images – YUCK!!!

I’m going to spare you all of the nasty horrible pictures.

the beach
the beach

Our plan has been to retire to the beach in a few years (hopefully less than 10!!!) – I hope this plan doesn’t have to change!!!

Screen Shot 2014-10-07 at 9.00.33 PMI guess I will have to buy stock in sunscreen!!!

Do you go to the dermatologist regularly?  
I guess I will be from this point on:(

Happy Wednesday!!


BTW – I’m going to suck it up and let them dig in my arm but I still plan to figure out ways to workout during that time!!!


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