Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A Spot

I have this spot on my arm, mole like. It is itchy, but that could be just dry skin, but it has be bothersome lately. J has even asked what the heck it is. I'm thinking I should have it checked out. I have a lot the high risk factors for skin cancer: fair skinned, been seriously sunburned at least twice, I don't always wear sunscreen. I'm probably making a mountain out of a mole, but I'm going to get it checked anyway. The thing that stinks is I don't have a doctor right now. My last one just left the clinic, just when I was happy with him taking over from my other doctor. He was great. Can I be so lucky to get a third good doctor? I've got my fingers crossed on that one.
This reminds me of the boy in kindergarten. He has J's skin tone and gets pretty tan in the summer if he's outside. I went into school to pick him up and the kids had all made life sized drawings of themselves in the hallway outside class; I'm looking at them and I noticed one kid colored brown. I thought oh, they must have a new kid, since this was a pretty whitebread town. So I take a closer look to see what his name is, and it is the boy. I'm wondering why he colored himself dark brown; we get in the car and I ask him about it. He said, "I am the tannest kid in class!" I had to laugh.

5 comments:

Cassandra said...

You crack me up-- I hope you are coming to Texas!

Mary said...

Get that spot checked! It's better to be safe than sorry.
I have to make a dermatologist appointment too. I have a spot as well that I had looked at about 6 months ago. It's grown though so I think I'm going to go back.

jessica said...

cute... a mountain out of a mole ;) i actually have one of those spots on my torso - raised like a mole but not as dark and ITCHES. if you get it checked out and it's no good, let me know!

April said...

Definitely get the mole checked out! It's better SAFE than sorry...oh shoot,I just realized I echoed exactly what Mary said. LOL

Amy said...

Get it checked, girl!