July 17, 2008

Another skin cancer removed yesterday

I had surgery yesterday for another skin cancer. The result was a hole next to my ear that was about the size of a quarter. The good news is that I've experienced no pain so far from the surgery. I expect the surgery had an impact on my energy level, but I didn't notice any reduction in energy during my run this morning.

2 comments:

robison52 said...

Sorry to hear you had to have another surgery for skin cancer next to your ear...maybe you should invest in a treadmill?

Allen said...

Hmmm... never thought of using a treadmill as a way to keep out of the sun. However, the doctors tell me that my skin cancers are a result of 30 years of exposure to the sun. When I was a kid and young adult, sun blocking creams didn't exist, and I never wore a hat. I thus had a lot of exposure to UVA/B.

I still don't wear sun blocks, because I'm concerned about chemical pollution on my body. I read a couple of reports a few months ago that said that sun creams that wash off of swimmers are polluting the water and are getting into the tissues of sea animals. Whenever I'm outdoors I wear long pants, long sleeves, and a wide brim hat to reduce my exposure to UVA/B. Anyway, I'll likely be dead 30 years from now :)