Hey friends! Sorry I've been MIA all week. I was diagnosed with skin cancer on my nose and needless to say, it's been a rough week. While I'm very thankful that it's not Melanoma, it's Basal Cell (the best kind to have if you're going to have it), being told you have to have surgery on your nose a month before your wedding is very upsetting. Thankfully, my surgeon is one of the best, and he's assured me that I will be fine by June 2nd. However, the timing is AWFUL- financially (it's a very expensive procedure), work wise (right during our EOC testing week) and with the wedding (SO much to do).
Friends, what is most scary is that I DO NOT meet the criteria to have this. I am dark hair, eyed, and skin. I tan very well, have only had maybe 2 sunburns in my life, and I wear sunscreen. I DO NOT use the tanning bed and the spot is on my nose where my sunglasses tend to sit and isn't readily exposed to sun. Needless to say, this can happen to anyone!! In fact, when my derm saw the spot over the winter, she dismissed it as just a patch of dry of skin or some mild pigment issue because this is usually something that affects old people.
Please, please, please, be cautious of any changes you have to your skin (mine is a very slight reddish color patch) and go see your dermatologist. If this spot hadn't been on my face, I wouldn't have even gone and seen about it b/c its barely noticeable!!
Please pray that it's no worse than they think and that my little nose heals very quickly and scar free ( I've heard horror stories of how awful you can look afterwards). I'll keep everyone updated after my surgery and I'll also try to post some next week about our fabulous couples shower we are having tomorrow!! Have a wonderful weekend and remember to wear your sunscreen on your lovely little noses!!!