May 11, 2010

Free and Clear

I wanted to give an update on my skin cancer status.  The pathology results came back as a basil cancer cell. 

The spot has been removed. Now I am healing up. 

The doctor said he got all of it.  But he still wants to do a follow up in 3 months to make sure.  It will look like I have a polio scar on my arm.  Hopefully a little Mederma will minimize that.

The thought of having skin cancer has left me utterly paranoid.  I feel like I walk around with a bottle of sunscreen in my hand all day.  Hubby has officially labelled me OCD on the sunscreen.

And I have a perfectly good reason.

There is a silver lining in all of this.  I get to have my varicose veins zapped.  The doctor did a test spot after removing said cancer spot.  It was the most unexpected feeling.  My leg started to cramp which he said was normal.  I'll then wait 2 weeks and if everything checks out, I'll get the others done.

I know every woman feels like she has a "problem area."  Mine are my legs and these varicose veins just makes them worse.  So for $200 I can have these unsightly things removed. 

And then I'll have beautiful vein free legs again. 

I guess that means I'll have buy a mini skirt.

April 29, 2010


Well, it is painfully obvious that we are not going to sell our house by tomorrow, unless there is a miraculous God intervention. Which He is perfectly capable of doing.

We have been living with my parents for 4 months now. And up until this week I have been sitting around waiting on my house to sell in order to move on with my life. I have stayed couped up in my parent's house waiting on that phone call from our real estate agent. It's been depressing, frustrating and down right boring. I have sulked in my own little pity party for far too long.

The problem is that life moved on.

And so must I.

Genius isn't it.

It's not like I had some huge revelation. But it finally hit me that I've got to find away to make the best of the situation or I'm going to be miserable.

And now that I'm pretty sure we'll be camped out at the parents house for a little longer I have to think about being here for the summer AND possibly the fall. (Wow that was painful to type.)

I registered the Tornado for Fall preschool over in the Loveliest Village which was probably a little presumptuous of me. So to make sure that I have all of my bases are covered I registered him a preschool near my parents. The funny thing is that this is the same preschool I attended. Scary!!! And I signed him up for a summer camp.

We have looked at a few houses, but it just makes the situation even more frustrating. The good thing is that I have not found anything that I have absolutely fallen in love with. Maybe that's God way of protecting me.

We are taking a week long vacation to Gulf Shores and I can not wait. I found this cute little townhouse on the lagoon side. The boys can fish and find critters while Mama soaks up the sun. It's been so long since I have been there that I do know where anything is.

So I am open to suggestions for restaurants and activities.

April 23, 2010

A Heavy Dose Of Reality

I have always thought that I am too young to have any kind of medical issues. I'm only 34. Plus, I am healthy. I eat right. And I exercise.

But, when it comes to the sun I was... well stupid. Not in the sense that I would bake all day in the sun without wearing any sunscreen in hopes of getting that glorious tan. I have fair skin. I can not do that. I would get out in the sun with a sleeveless shirt or tank top. Most of time it was to go for a walk or to play sports. One time I went horseback riding and got completely fired. Or when I was younger, it was playing out in the yard or neighborhood.

I have had this spot on my arm for a long time. I just thought it was a scar. I have lots of them. I even had it looked at and was told it was nothing. Well, over the last few months this spot has started to change. I needed to see a dermatologist.

Here's the thing...there are maybe 10 dermatologist in this city. So it takes 3 months to get an appointment.

Anyway, I made the appointment and of course I was totally freaking out. Who would have thought that I could have cancer? It's such a freaky work.

Well...I have skin cancer. It's one spot on my arm. The doctor was great. He said it's the most common form. It can be removed and will not come back. So that means it's not melanoma. The doctor got a sample to send to the pathologist to confirm his diagnosis. But in about a week, I will get the results and then make an appointment to have the spot removed.

I am relieved and a little frightened at the same time. I am relieved to find out what the spot was and to confirm my suspicion that it was some form of cancer. I am frightened because I am only 34. What do the next 10 years look like?

It definitely opened my eyes. I will be doing routine checks on all of moles and sunspots that I currently have. I will be seeing a dermatologist on a regular basis. I highly recommend it. And I will be wearing sunscreen all the time. Eucerin has come out with a great moisturizer with SPF 15. I bought 2.

It can happen to anyone. Wear sunscreen and get yourself checked.

April 5, 2010

Can I Get A Side of Pollen To Go With That?

It's the beginning of Spring and everything is yellow. My car, my shoes, the driveway, the streets.

You can see the cloud of yellow dust pass over as the wind blows.

I could not even run this morning because the pollen was so thick. It's suffocating.  I can feel my sinuses clog up with each breath I take.

And I do not see an end to this yellow nightmare any time soon.

Don't get me wrong, I love Spring!  All of the trees and flowers are blooming. The weather is wonderful.  But I can do without this yellow stuff.

It's a miracle that my allergies have not gone haywire.  I should probably pop some clariton just to be safe.

Happy Spring everyone!

March 29, 2010

House Update

The offer on house is a no go.


It has been a week since our agent has heard from their agent so he is assuming they have moved on.

Can you say home inspection?

So we are in the process of fixing some things around the house and getting a new home inspection. Because I do not want to give the current one to anyone ever again. That thing has killed 2 sales already. And I don't think I could go through another one.

At this point I'm a little frustrated. I take that back...I am very frustrated!

I am sooo over living with my parents. I mean I am 34 for cryin out loud. Who wants to be living with their parents? I love my mom and dad. They have been so helpful.

But I need my space!

Please someone buy our house before I go stark raving mad!