A Wake-up Call to Respect the Sun

 A few words about amy elizabeth’s surgery.

Avoiding the sun is practically impossible, especially here in the Sonoran desert where the harsh sun shines all but about 12 days a year. After too many years of thinking I was invincible to hazards of sun exposure, I’m experiencing the reality of my ignorance.

A reoccurring spot on my nose became a concern, and unfortunately it was confirmed as a form of skin cancer. Yesterday I had surgery to remove it, as if that wasn’t traumatizing enough, skin graphing and 35 stitches followed.  The good news is everything should be just fine and with only minimal scaring.

So now I’m probably going to turn into one of those umbrella caring, dowsed in sun screen, big hatted ladies held captive to unfashionable sun armor. Good thing I’m the farm boss around here, cuz I just created a night shift. Now I understand why landscapers cover every inch of their body even in 115 degrees. I wondered why, they looked so hot! Did they know something I didn’t? Obviously.

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About tbnranch

amy elizabeth, writer, author. Lives in the northeastern reaches of the Sonoran Desert on a small hobby farm. Raises laying hens.
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14 Responses to A Wake-up Call to Respect the Sun

  1. lovemy6hens says:

    I hope you’re doing okay! I can’t imagine how stressful it must be. i hope you have someone helping you with chicken chores. I’ll pray for you!

  2. Oh dear , hope you are ok. I’ve always been envious of people who live in the sun, rather than our cloud and rain, but hadn’t considered the consequences!

  3. Speedy recovery! My husband had a pretty scary bout with melanoma. He’s still doing fine. 😊

  4. Littlesundog says:

    I am glad the surgery went well, and I hope you heal quickly with no recurring problems. I have more of an olive complexion so I don’t burn, but it’s only been the last ten years that I really got serious about sunscreen, caps or visors, and long sleeves. I typically wear jeans working outdoors. Why is it when we are younger we fail to heed sensible advice? Ha ha! I’m sending much love to you, my friend. 🙂

    • tbnranch says:

      I know right? I pay no attention to warnings… lol Or maybe when it’s 115 wearing long sleeves is the last thing I’m thinking about. Well, now I’m paying attention, that’s for sure!

  5. Kim Graft says:

    Omg so glad your alright! 😃

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hope all goes well for you, Amy.

  7. Steve Carlin says:

    Well it’s good to hear it was removed completely and patched up well. It might be standard treatment but it must have been a big worry till it was fixed. Don’t go too far the other way and get vitamin d deficient! All the best with the healing,
    Steve

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