Saturday, June 25, 2016

One Year Ago

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When I was a kid, I used to mow lawns in the neighborhood. I had quite a few customers. It was summer and I never bothered to wear a shirt. I would develop quite a tan although not as orange as the one sprayed on Trump. If sunscreen existed I didn't know of it and wouldn't have used it. 

In 2013 I had a sore on my ear that wouldn't heal and underwent a bit of surgery for skin cancer. In 2015 I went again for another sore on my nose. I was paying for my years of working in the sun. 

In both cases I had squamous cell carcinoma which was treated with MOHS surgery a process that involves cutting, testing and waiting. It is not the most pleasant way to spend a summer day.

My doctor is located in Keene, NH and the commute takes me along wonderful views of Mount Monandnock. I stopped in front of Perkins Pond with my bandaged nose to chat with a painter. He was visiting the region from the midwest.

A moment from June 25, 2015 - 11:31 AM

Mount Monadnock seen across Perkins Pond

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