Along with Ehler’s Danlos, Kidney health and Mental health month, May is also Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  A complete skin check should be done by your doctor at a yearly physical. If it is not done, it is your right, and your duty, to ask for it.


By Mayo Clinic Staff At Mayo Clinic

Illustration showing where skin cancer develops Where skin cancer develops


Skin cancer — the abnormal growth of skin cells — most often develops on skin exposed to the sun. But this common form of cancer can also occur on areas of your skin not ordinarily exposed to sunlight.

There are three major types of skin cancer — basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

You can reduce your risk of skin cancer by limiting or avoiding exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Checking your skin for suspicious changes can help detect skin cancer at its earliest stages. Early detection of skin cancer gives you the greatest chance for successful skin cancer treatment.




Why I don’t Love You Like I Used to: Letters To My Husband

Love changes.

Raising Dystonia.

Letter 1

It used to drive me crazy. As newlyweds, unsolicited advice came from everywhere. People assumed that being married meant they were an expert on marriage and they were more than happy to lend their expertise. Almost all of it was unhelpful. There was, however, one exception.

We met them on our honeymoon and looking back the interaction felt oracular. As though they saw us and knew our future. We met them randomly while having a sunset cocktail. At the time I thought they were a sad little old married couple with terribly depressing advice. Actually, I am not sure if it was advice or rather a statement. Smiling sweetly at his wife of over 50 years he said to us, “I don’t care how much you think you love each other now just wait. You will look back one day and realize you don’t love each other like…

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