I coulda and shoulda have followed through with my plan to go to the gym at 6AM this morning… But I didn’t- my intentions were in the right place, but my execution and follow through were MIA.
Not to say that I haven’t had a productive morning- I’ve showered, I made breakfast, I packed a lunch for my Dear [as a thank you for bring accompanying me to my appointment this morning], I outlined my to-do’s for the day, and I cleaned my room- all by 6:06AM!
Why am I such a busy bee this morning?! Because I am antsy and anxious. I am going downtown to have surgery on my left thigh.
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I was going back to the hospital to get the stitches in my right leg removed– my dermatologist did a skin biopsy and it came back melanoma… Thus, I had a [approximately 4in long X 1in deep] chunk removed. I’m happy to report that everything is healing beautifully and there is minimum pain [only when I twist or stretch the muscle since there are still two layers of internal stitches] 😀
This morning, I’m having the same procedure on my left thigh.
Although the skin biopsy came back only “moderately severe,” my family, my doctor, and I think it would be smarter to be proactive than reactive. There is always a chance that the mole could develop into melanoma in the future, more so because the mole was newer. FYI: A mole can either be mildly, moderately, or severely abnormal. Doctors typically highly recommend removing any mole that is “severely abnormal” [aka melanoma] but allow patients to make their own decision when the mole is “moderately abnormal.”
I admit, I was a bad “sunner.” No, I didn’t sit outside and roast under the summer sun all day every day, nor did I “fake-‘n-bake” at a tanning salon frequently… The problem: I rarely [if ever] wore sunscreen.
Although I knew better and my parents always reminded me to apply sunscreen, I didn’t listen- I didn’t like the feeling of being wet or sweaty + lotion, talk about feeling like a slippery eel! Trust me, I’ve learned my lesson and have been applying sunscreen anytime I’ve been outside this summer!
To learn a little more about melanoma, here are some helpful links:
Enough serious talk about melanoma, how about some mole funnies [courtesy of Austin Powers haha] 😀
P.S. The Washington Monument is NOT leaning because of yesterday’s east coast earthquake– only a rumor! *Phew* because the “Leaning Tower of Washington” doesn’t roll off the tongue like the “Leaning Tower of Pisa” does 😛
Have a great day! I’m planning to relax the rest of the day when I get home- maybe go for a walk, stroll around the mall, see a movie, read?!
Question: What’s the earliest you’ve woken up planning to go to the gym but didn’t make it?
Question: Do you apply sunscreen before you’re out in the sun? If not, YOU SHOULD! B-)