I went to a dermatologist for the first time today for a full body scan. I have some moles and suspicious looking freckles on the thin skin of my chest and my doctor thought I should have them looked at.

It is a wonder I haven’t had anything serious crop before now, having grown up in sunny southern California basically on a rotisserie basted in baby oil.  Sure, I gave all of that up years ago, but things do come back to haunt you now and then.  

I fully expected serious tsk-tsk-ing, but the doctor and his assistant really didn’t pay much attention to any one area.  All of those moles and freckles were apparently just that – moles and freckles.


He looked at a little bump between my eye and my nose that I had never even given a second thought.  In fact he looked at it with such concern I started to get worried.  More worried than I’d been about the moles and freckles.  He decided then and there to remove it and send it in for a biopsy.

I left with this…. lovely.

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