My Earth Suit

I’m home from the dermatologist where I had a basal cell carcinoma removed today.  Yes, that would be skin cancer.

Really, this is the “mildest” form, the least aggressive… it’s only a small sore which wouldn’t heal, on my right shoulder.  The worst part was them working so close to my ear.  I could hear everything.  And the tugging.  Ugh, I am sown up tightly that is for sure (looks to be at least a dozen stitches).  No lifting for two weeks, which is fine because I don’t want to get sown up again.  Maybe super glue would work if I needed some extra reinforcement.

I came into the world fair-skinned and got my freckles pretty early.  My hair was basically platinum blonde and my days as a little girl were spent barefoot and sunburned.  I remember getting to be about 7 or 8 years old and wondering how the heck I was ever going “to outgrow” my freckles.  By the time I was 25 I realized outgrowing them just wasn’t in my genes.  I sure wish I could’ve kept the really blonde hair though, it has cost a pretty penny to keep that up.

So, you might say my earth suit got an alteration today. ;)

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