*Update 8/6/11 - Thank you for all your kind words and prayers. It really meant a lot to me. My surgery went well. Now I'm just waiting for the results. Will keep you posted when I find out.
I usually don't write much about my personal life unless it involves crafts, food or entertaining in some way. However, since I'm going to be taking a small break (week or two) from the blog, I figured I would share a few things that have been going on with me.
About a month back I had a lesion removed on my chin that wasn't healing. Step back about twenty years, I had a bump removed on my chin when I was a teen. It was never tested and to this day I really don't know what it was. The lesion was in the same place as the removed "bump" so the doctor figured it was a mole growing back that was never completely removed. Unfortunately, the test results came back identifying it as a basal cell (skin cancer). And even more to my disappointment, they didn't get all of it out so I have to go in for a second minor surgery.
So this week I'll be having it removed. I'm praying they will get all of it out otherwise I'll have to schedule a third surgery which will be a Mohs surgery. I opted not to do this since I wanted a plastic surgeon to do the procedure since it's on my face.
This really isn't that big of a deal and I don't want to worry anyone, there's no need. I just feel like I need a little break. Last time I had the surgery, it really wiped me out.
Okay, so why the picture of the sunscreen? First I always like to have at least one picture with a post. Second, an up close picture of my scarred chin would not be attractive. Third, it was a good excuse to play with Photoshop. And last, it serves as a reminder to protect your skin. Consider this a Zakka Life PSA: I never laid out in the sun. I've always been good about wearing sunscreen everyday. I'm only 33 and I have skin cancer. So this is a friendly reminder to use sunscreen.
Hope to be back soon.