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Life’s Contradictions

There are some funny things in life – things that just don’t make any sense but sometimes we just have to go along with them.

Chemotherapy is one of those things – hard to believe that something designed to cure a disease can make people sick.

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Another contradiction is in schools – not all people learn the same.  Some of us are visual learners, some are audio, some are tactile…..But the big thing in schools now is Common Core – an attempt to standardize teaching.

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Hard to fit all kids into a mold and use the exact same method for all students everywhere.

Both of my boys had a class in 8th grade where part of the curriculum involved bullying.   The main thing they were told is that if they see someone being bullied and step in to help then they become the bully – WHAT?!

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I think that is one contradiction (for the students around here)  that should be done away with!!

Another thing that I find very contradictory is the Blue Light treatment for precancerous spots.  When you have all of these places that are caused from too much sun exposure and then have a treatment that basically gives you the worst sunburn ever it doesn’t make any sense!!

Screen Shot 2015-01-18 at 8.32.18 PMI had my 2nd Blue Light treatment (the first was on my hands and arms in December) on Friday.  My face/neck is completely fried and will start peeling in another couple of days.  Funny that the thing Drs tell you to avoid (sunburn) is the way they treat this issue.

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And, there are a lot of funny things that don’t really make sense –

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Can you explain any of these contradictions?
What is something that doesn’t make sense to you?

Happy Monday!!


Scared (maybe scarred) into Changing my Ways

For as long as I can remember I have LOVED the sun!!!

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I love the heat that the sun provides and I LOVE laying out in the sun (on the beach!) with a book!!!

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soaking up the sun

One of my favorite sayings is –

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But….as with many things in life I’m going to have to make some changes.

Earlier in the fall I had a few spots biopsied and one of them was skin cancer so 2 weeks ago I had a minor surgery to remove it.

The past couple of weeks I’ve had 8 stitches in my arm and haven’t been able to do any lifting (weights, chairs/tables at the venue, Christmas trees and other decorations…..).

Yesterday (Tuesday) I had the stitches out and my first blue light treatment for all of the precancerous spots I have (they are pretty much all over my body!!!).

The first step was easy – the DR just rubbed a medicine all over the tops of my hands and arms.  Then the tech wrapped my arms in Saran wrap and put gloves on me for the next 5 hours.Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 8.47.03 PM

When I went back in the afternoon the hard part of the treatment started.  They call it the “blue light” but from now on I might call it HELL!!!  Basically the light burned the shit out of my hands and arms!Screen Shot 2014-12-02 at 8.47.16 PM

Even after 5 hours my hands are still burning and swollen.  It made for a very cranky evening in my world because I couldn’t even block the burning/pain sensation.

Knowing that the next time I have this same treatment will be in a little over a month and on my face sort of scares me.  I think it scares me enough to say that my days of soaking up the sun are done (or at least much more limited!!!).

Do you love laying in the sun?
Ever had skin cancer?
Would you do the “blue light treatment” on your face?  (I’m not sure if I will do it even though it is already scheduled.)

Happy Wednesday!!!