Tomorrow celebrates 11 years since that that first spot Mohs surgery. More importantly, it celebrates the day the doctor who did it noticed a suspicious spot on my other arm while stitching me up. The first Melanoma. It’s been a path of ups and downs with varying stages of skin cancer since, lots of surgeries and lots of battle scars. But I am here to fight because of my husband, who made me get that first spot on my shoulder checked out; because of that doctor who trusted that the spot he saw wasn’t right; and because of God who wove this all together. Tomorrow celebrates my life changing forever – a change I am embracing with a grateful heart.
So, as you celebrate outdoors today – at a bbq, a pool, the beach, wherever- please wear sunscreen. A suntan is not worth it.