If you know me then you know that I am a very up front person. I don't beat around the bush and I don't sugarcoat my opinions. It is what it is. I am real. Take it or leave it.
I have noticed that a lot of young women with Melanoma don't want to talk about it. I have struggled with this. Mainly because I am an open book. Yes, this happened to me. Yes, this is my fault. However, why not try to spread awareness and hopefully save some other people at the same time. I know that all of my dear friends and the people that love me would not even CONSIDER stepping a foot into a tanning bed. No if ands or buts. But, I have noticed that even people that love me and care about me still don't take the necessary precautions when they are out in the sun. This drives me wild!!
Yes, tanning beds are way more dangerous than the sun, but the sun is still dangerous. You still need to protect your skin. Anyone can get skin cancer. Anyone. They don't "think" it is genetic, however, I think I would beg to differ! If you are out in the sun, please, please make sure you are wearing sunscreen. I prefer sun BLOCK. I wear SPF 100, but that is simply because the RO5 makes me VERY sun sensitive. My kiddos wear SPF 50 or higher.
Please don't feed me the bullshit that we need the Vitamin D. They make supplements for that. I take the supplement every day, as well as my children and my husband. A supplement is WAY safer than the sun. Trust me!!
I know some of you are soooo sick of me preaching. I know that. I guess I just want to make sure you are all safe. You all mean a lot to me. I would never want someone else to go through this. I certainly wish I didn't have to.
Happy 5th birthday Abigail
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