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Old 02-27-2017, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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I've always had a couple raised moles on my back. Every time my husband or daughter scratched or tickled my back, I'd say "watch my moles" in a joking way.

Several years ago, daughter, now a Nurse Practioner, saw and told me I should have the one mole checked out. "Yea, yea." Couple months go by, again she says I should go get it checked out. "Yea, yea". Couple more months go by,I turn 60, I think about things that can happen when one gets older, so I decide I need to have the mole checked, as well as a full body scan by a dermatologist.

Dr. does a biopsy to check it out. Couple days go by, Dr. calls, I'm waiting to hear her say all is well....... no, she tells me it is early melonoma and I need to have it removed. Talk about "having the wind knocked out of my sails!" Never in a million years did I expect to hear that!

Had it removed, all is well, I now go annually for full body checks. My daughter does as well. Daughter blames it on my use of tanning beds, I blame it on the really, really bad sunburn my BFF and I got on our backs in our early teens. Hurt soooooooo bad. Her mom sprayed us down with Solarcaine, that really worked to take away the heat and pain. I swear by it to this day for burns.

 
Old 02-28-2017, 07:16 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I've always had a couple raised moles on my back. Every time my husband or daughter scratched or tickled my back, I'd say "watch my moles" in a joking way.

Several years ago, daughter, now a Nurse Practioner, saw and told me I should have the one mole checked out. "Yea, yea." Couple months go by, again she says I should go get it checked out. "Yea, yea". Couple more months go by,I turn 60, I think about things that can happen when one gets older, so I decide I need to have the mole checked, as well as a full body scan by a dermatologist.

Dr. does a biopsy to check it out. Couple days go by, Dr. calls, I'm waiting to hear her say all is well....... no, she tells me it is early melonoma and I need to have it removed. Talk about "having the wind knocked out of my sails!" Never in a million years did I expect to hear that!

Had it removed, all is well, I now go annually for full body checks. My daughter does as well. Daughter blames it on my use of tanning beds, I blame it on the really, really bad sunburn my BFF and I got on our backs in our early teens. Hurt soooooooo bad. Her mom sprayed us down with Solarcaine, that really worked to take away the heat and pain. I swear by it to this day for burns.
Ah, Solarcaine. Once it came out I used it on the sometimes rare occasions I ended up with a true sunburn. Having had a really bad one when I was about 18 I was far more careful thereafter. Solarcaine worked!
 
Old 02-28-2017, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Heavy snow this morning, heading out with the dogs for a walk.
 
Old 02-28-2017, 08:57 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Heavy snow this morning, heading out with the dogs for a walk.
Wow! Usually by this time of the year we've had several snow falls, the most in our eight years here has led to about a 10 inch accumulation. So far this "winter," if you can call it that, we've had one very short, very light snow with no accumulation whatsoever. Right now at 10:00 a.m. it's 71 and rising. I think I'll take that over a heavy snow even though it's amazingly uncharacteristic.
 
Old 02-28-2017, 12:20 PM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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Can anyone direct me to a forum, on C-D or elsewhere, where I can ask a question about home owner's insurance coverage after a house fire? I am finishing my claim and there are a couple of things that it has just occurred to me were never addressed. I don't want to ask the insurance company until I have asked a few questions elsewhere.


thanks!


We haven't had any winter in TN either, Curmudgeon, at least not yet, but I have seen some very cold, late spring weather in the past that took out fruit crops and gardens.
 
Old 02-28-2017, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Just this morning I learned how to use a flash drive. Talk about a generation gap! Yes, I know that many people my age have kept up with the wider world much better than I have, so perhaps the term "generation gap" is too broad. Personally, however, I do feel like an alien from a different planet when I am around people younger than 40 or so, except that the different planet is not a location in space but a time warp phenomenon. I'm sure every ten-year-old knows how to use a flash drive.

At least I am continuing to learn, even if it's in very small increments.
 
Old 02-28-2017, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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ER-you made me laugh. Although, I am lucky to have a nephew who just shakes his head & teaches me what I need to know.

I should add that he is in my will, lol!
 
Old 03-01-2017, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Crystal clear morning bright sunrise. A brisk 9 degrees f, walked out with the dogs, they went 5 feet looked at me, went back in and layed down in front of the fire.
 
Old 03-01-2017, 10:17 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Crystal clear morning bright sunrise. A brisk 9 degrees f, walked out with the dogs, they went 5 feet looked at me, went back in and layed down in front of the fire.
I've had a dog or two who did much the same. Clearly dogs' intelligence can sometimes be better than their owners'.
 
Old 03-02-2017, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Because of this gosh durn global warming, it's 15 degrees this morning! Headed out for a walk with the dogs (or not, we shall see) after my coffee and biscuits and gravy!
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