Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A To Z. SUNSCREEN

I watched this video clip on facebook today and it kind of scared the crap out of me.
I'm not the biggest lover of sunscreen, because I love to be tan.
Everyone is more beautiful when they are tan right?
Well this clip may have convinced that being tan isn't all it's cracked up to be
My motto has always been "meh we all die from something and I figure Christ will come before I'm 50 and really won't have to worry about having cancer" (I know terrible motto but I felt okay not wearing sunscreen because of it so it did it's job)
Anyway, after watching this message and hearing about people being diagnosed when they are in their 20's and dying 5 years later freaked me out. 
That is way to young to die. I mean 50 is young to die at but at least you most likely got married had some kids and grandkids, got a job, travelled, held some sweet church callings and all that great stuff.
My odds of having a malignant melanoma mole I feel like have tripled. I've had major sun burns before I was 18. I have over 50 moles. And my family has a history of skin Cancer.
After watching this clip I checked out what malignant melanoma looked like and then inspected every mole. 
The end result is I'm sure I have skin cancer.
Okay maybe that's a little dramatic, but seriously I feel nervous and almost want to hid from the sun for the rest of my life.
Almost.

2 comments:

Boy said...

Welcome to my EXACT life story, Chanel!

Taylor Family said...

I'm all about sunscreen now and use sunless tanners to look tan :)