Monday And Melanies It Is!

Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

A wonderful day to walk and I did! Four miles in two hours and it felt really good! Up to Staples and I acquired some plastic pencil boxes for my tools.

When I got home, I walked into the house and forgot to turn off the pedometer so it looks like I took ten hours to walk four miles… needless to say I won’t publish that summary!

While walking I decided to call my High School Sweetheart who was celebrating her 75th birthday today. I always like talking to older women. She was fine and happy to hear from us. Lee lives in Lake Elsinore now so Sue and I can stop and get her on our way to wine country!

Lee and her daughter in Las Vegas celebrating 75 years!

Before getting home I got a call from my plastic surgeon as he received the fax of the dermatologists results…another bit of squamous cell carcinoma around the ear. Great…now I get tot look like Vincent Van Gogh!

I have visited the good doctor before and I suggested that if I send a picture of the area to him, we could avoid the consultation. He agreed so I spent 20 minutes taking portraits of my own ear…an interesting task! After a while, I got several good shots and emailed them to his office! I go under the knife in a couple of weeks.

Did You Know?  These cancers are the second most common type of skin cancer, accounting for approximately 20 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers. They develop from the flat squamous cells that make up much of epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin.

This type of skin cancer is usually found on areas of the skin that have been exposed to the sun, such as the neck, ears, face or the back of the hand, but they may develop in other areas, such as in scars, skin ulcers or the genital region. Squamous cell cancers usually grow slowly, and it is uncommon for them to spread, or metastasize. But they are more likely than basal cell carcinomas to invade fatty tissue beneath the skin or to spread even further.

Speaking of looking like VanGogh, I didn’t realize he had such a large family!

We had a super lunch, watched TV, and then headed to Melanies for a drink! We were pleasantly surprised as Wally and Ghislene joined us. The five of is spent two solid hours laughing and giggling. We watched the sun set slowly into the sea!

We all enjoyed the evening!

Returning home, we watched some TV, did some reading of of course had tookies before hitting the sack!

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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