"Prevention is better than cure." ~Desiderius Erasmus
|Cindy La Ferle|
My dermatologist spotted it immediately during a full-body check – an appointment I’d neglected to schedule for two years. I had noticed the subtle indentation in my right cheek, too, but dismissed it as a stubborn acne scar that was easily disguised with an extra swipe of powder blush. Besides, I’d sworn off sunbathing -- years ago -- after an earlier brush with basal cell skin cancer on my shoulder. I thought I was free and clear.
Or, as author Brene Brown advised, I've finally come to accept my scars and “imperfections” as visible reminders of my humanity. And I never, ever spend a day working in the garden or walking a beach without wearing a good sunscreen and one of the sun hats in my growing collection. ~CL