Thank you for your message, A. I am a pro at this skin cancer thing. I had my first basal cell carcinoma at 40, and the dermatologist told me to expect hundreds more. I haven’t had hundreds, but I have had at least a dozen cut out and biopsied. I’ve also had a few squamous cell carcinomas. They are all slow growing, and taken care of properly, it’s not a big deal except for some scars. Having light eyes and hair and being a sun worshipper most of my life until 40 (when the doctor told me that I can never be in the sun again, and I thought that was like never having another glass of wine), I have always worried about melanoma. And that’s what I suddenly thought when I found this one in the shower. But like you said, the ones I have worried about have turned out to be nothing.
Anyway, thank you so much for your concern. I had not thought writing about this would bring attention to my skin. My intention was really to show a bit of how I can be neurotic but mostly to explain how this love I’m feeling is different than the others. xo