Late last week, I received an email from a Goddess Huntress reader that stopped me in my tracks and made Melanoma Awareness very, very real…
Hi I subscribe to your website. A week or so ago you put a contest about melanoma for Pinterest-of course I am trying to win but that’s not the reason I’m contacting you. Your email reminded me to go get my mole checked out on my upper thigh-I have been meaning to go to the dermatologist since my daughter was born in Dec 6, 2012. Needless to say time kept passing me by and I’d forget about it. I seen the pins and I called my dermatologist that day an got in right away. They performed a punch biopsy and he thought it was squamous cell caricinoma-fast forward today I got the call its melanoma. I went in today to get the rest cut out and pray it shows up clear. My scar is going to be 5″ long. Needless to say I’m scared, I’m 40 years old with 2 beautiful girls ages 4 and 6 months and a fantastic husband. I can’t but think of my stupidity when I was younger for tanning. They think we caught it early and I pray they are right. Thank you for posting this contest because it was a reminder for me to get my mole checked out.
On this last day of Melanoma Awareness month, let’s get on the phone and schedule our skin examinations with our doctors. Samantha and I highly suggest it. Check your moles (don’t forget your ears), get healthy sunscreen, and get protected.
Samantha can really use our hugs and cheers right now.
Please leave her a comment below or on the Goddess Huntress Facebook Page (I will notify her of your FB comments). Either her or I will be updating you on her status.
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