To Do: Wear Sunblock

To Do: Wear Sunblock

I am sulking. A small mark on my wrist was checked out and returned from the lab as “atypical pathology.” Luckily, it’s just a pre-cancer and was caught early. Unluckily, this means stitches next week and a big scar thanks to my dermatologist.

I like my skin and my wrist. I don’t want either to be cut into. And this will be my first time with stitches.

Browsing expensive bracelets to cover the scar helps a bit (the lovely platinum bow bracelet pictured is $16k – this antique gold bangle is $135). Asking you all to wear ample amounts of sunblock every day helps even more.

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  1. Emily at 1:07 pm

    I'm with you Emily! I had a spot on my left forearm that came back "severely displastic" and now have an icky scar.

    Skin cancer runs rampant in my family. It's that pale, Scotch-Irish-English skin, I guess!

  2. Alicia at 1:11 pm

    Ick. Make sure you put LOTS of sunscreen on the scar and that will help to minimize its appearance. I made the mistake of not putting enough on one after an accident & it doesn't blend in all that well. Good luck!

  3. Deborah Estelle at 2:19 pm

    You'll be fine! I am glad they caught it early… You've had a run of things happen lately. 🙁

    Keep your head hi! And good luck with the procedure next week. When you are healing try things like cocobutter, aloe and mederma. They help cure/minimize scarring.

    Blessings girl!

  4. Patricia at 2:40 pm

    Also try rosehip seed oil, supposed to be good for scars (rosa mosqueta). Glad it was caught early.

  5. Susanne at 4:14 pm

    I'm sorry. My derm took one freckle off my leg last summer. Fortunately, that came back normal. Unfortunately, she's taking another one off next month. Boo. I totally hear you on sunscreen.

    I keep telling everyone that pale is the new tan. And let me tell you, I am PALE.

  6. Petunia Face at 4:15 pm

    Eeek. I've got a little scar on my back from the derm digging around to make sure it wasn't cancer. Yet I still need this reminder–thank you!

    Stay healthy:)

  7. Rachel at 4:34 pm

    Yuck! Good for you for getting it checked out. And thanks for the reminder. I'm religious about sunscreen on my face, but I definitely let it slide elsewhere.

  8. Yoli at 9:57 pm

    I feel you. i have a lovely scar right on my shoulder from the stiches. i really liked my shoulders!

  9. Greeneyes at 5:30 am

    If the thought of a scar is really bothering you, consider visiting a plastic surgeon instead. Lesions removed by dermatologists are pretty notorious for scarring, but a plastics person will take the time to do a super-fine resection.

    The downside: they charge a pretty penny.

  10. totallyenraptured at 10:53 am

    just a quick note about something that might help keep the scar from becoming too ugly.
    i had stitches under my eye and used olive oil (via a referal from a friend) once I was able to and I now have no visable scar.
    So yes, I am now a firm believer in olive oil!

  11. Jenny at 6:27 pm

    I personally don't think scars are ugly! They tell stories and you should be proud to have them! (This is coming from a girl with a heart surgery scar down the middle of her chest. Try covering that up without wearing a turtleneck or something!)

  12. mamacita at 2:53 pm

    Jeez, Em, I'm sorry to hear about this. But I think you should make up an awesome story about the scar. From a country music song:

    Every one tells a story
    A tall tale of glory
    And somehow you survived.

  13. mrsem Author at 4:23 am

    That's an amazing scar, a battle scar Jenny! Mine is just a mark reminding me to wear sunblock 😉