Unlike you, I worry about each minute I am in the sun without a hat or sunglasses or sunscreen. I am aware that last week I spent about 24 minutes in direct sunlight without my hat. EXTREME??
YOU DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT I KNOW ABOUT "JUST SKIN CANCER!"
If you are new to my story, in the fall of 2000, I had a small and malicious "freckle" removed off my left forearm. This "freckle" was melanoma and resulted in a lymph node biopsy. LUCKILY, at that time, there was no more cancer in my system. My stage I diagnosis remained stage I for 10 years. Then, fall of 2010, a tumor began growing in my left armpit. It became the size of a grapefruit and by Christmas of 2010 I was officially stage IV metastatic melanoma ... with 4-6 months to live. With some divine intervention, I found the Angeles Clinic in Santa Monica, and Dr. Hamid. He experimented with my treatment and prescribed biochemotherapy. After 5 rounds I was bald, skinny, but ALIVE. I am currently 6 years No Evidence of Disease.
The treatment was extremely difficult and throughout this time we were not sure I would survive.
OK, back to the sun....
Do you sit outside with no worries?? I am jealous of you. No worries about the sun. I wish I were you.
The truth about the dangers of the sun:
I live with the fear of melanoma returning always. I am currently N.E.D., but my melahomies know.... this disease is sneaky and heartless. It can come back at anytime....
SO, get the right info and protect yourself from the sun.