Photos to come soon of PSU vs. OSU tailgating and game, curling and our new sofa!
And, I just want to take a moment to remind you to get your moles checked, especially now that the summer is over (and especially those in southern California). My dermatologist was 2 for 2 with catching abnormalities, one of which was basal cell carcinoma – no big deal, but could have been. AND, that was the same growth that my primary care physician told me to put cream on! Good thing I knew better. Remember the ABCDEs if you need a guideline.
“The basic ABCDE warning signs to determine whether a mole is a melanoma are as follows (American Academy of Dermatology, 2009):
A. Asymmetry: one half unlike the other half
B. Border Irregularity: irregular, scalloped, poorly defined
C. Color: varied from one area to another, shades of tan and brown, black; Sometimes white, red or blue
D. Diameter: greater than 6mm, but can be smaller
E. Evolving: looks different from the rest or changing in size, shape, color”
If you have blue spots on your skin, this should be a no brainer. Just pay attention and be proactive. I will let you know how mine turns out. I’m ready to get my family nickname back just in time for the holidays…Cancer Baby.