Sunscreen advice

Please forgive any typos, I’m typing one-thumbeded! The dermatologist froze some warts while I was there, all of which I’ve had for years and am not bothered by, but one on my thumb is a bit difficultly placed for using the space bar in my normal manner. I also nearly passed out afterward. My dad has trouble with incision type stuff, and I’ve felt woozy having moles removed, but this was my first time being really affected by it. Like sweating, shaking, nauseous, clouded vision kind of affected. Well now I know and can go in better prepared next time!

But onto happier news! I got to sleep in until 8:00 this morning! Which means I got about 7.5 hours of uninterrupted sleep. I’m still exhausted though. I debated putting off my shower to eat breakfast first since I knew I had a new treat waiting downstairs, but I knew I’d get more done if I woke up with a shower.

Breakfast was good! I got a free sample of Kashi’s new Heart to Heart oat flakes with wild blueberry clusters off their website and it was delicious!

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The blueberries weren’t tart at all which is how I usually expect them to be, but were quite sweet! It’s sweeter than I’m used to at breakfast and might make a nice weekend treat. I ate it with lowfat vanilla yogurt which didn’t help the sweetness. I’d be interested in trying it with plain yogurt or soymilk to see how much of the sweet was the cereal and how much the yogurt.

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Unfortunately it didn’t keep me full very long. I ate at 9 and my tummy was rumbling by noon. We didn’t leave the dentist (who reminds me of an American Richard Griffiths!) till almost 12:30 and my derm appointment was at 1:20 so Hubby was kind enough to let us stop by Krystal on the way home to drop him back off after the dentist. I didn’t have my camera and we ate in the car on the drive home, but I had four krystals (mini, square hamburgers with mustard, onion, and pickle), fries and a Coke.

Dan went home for the night and Alex came over before going in to work at 5 for some Gossip Girl episodes, during which we split a mini-bag of popcorn and I had a Cheerwine. I haven’t had Cheerwine in years! They didn’t start selling it in Georgia until a few years ago. So good! Still no picture though :/

Dinner was basically a repeat of last night’s. Hubby and I polished off the rice and used about half that bag of Bird’s Eye stir fry veggies plus one of the packets of sauce that came with it. I dry fried more tofu and didn’t add any seasoning this time.

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I haven’t looked at the nutritional stats for the sauce, but it was surprisingly un-salty for a frozen stirfry. Go Bird’s Eye! I’m also making the Husband jealous by drinking one of my Smuttynose Hanami Ales. He has homework to do and will probably opt for coffee later. He wants a beer though.

Sadly my derm’s method for removing warts seems to be a bit unusual (I don’t think it was cryogenic freezing since they used a blistering agent afterward (can we say ow? I certainly did several times on my way home)). I didn’t think to ask whether I need to keep it covered and can’t figure it out with Google.

I did remember to ask about sunscreen on my lunch breaks though. My doctor’s advice was that I don’t need to apply it beforehand, simply using a moisturizer with spf 15 in the mornings is enough. And while the spf will wear off some, since I’m sitting in a freezing cold office all day, not outside sweating it off, it won’t be enough to hurt me. She also said that getting a little sun is better than getting none, as sitting inside all day and then getting a lot of sun exposure at once ups your chances of cancer. I’ve been curious about whether I need sunscreen at lunch and when I run for awhile. My dad is developing his own personal history of skin cancer for our family (he’s completely fine! it was all caught early, just a mole here or a mole there) and she said that the number of freckles I have on my arms does increase my chance of following suit, so I need to jump on the sunscreen bandwagon! I already have spf in my facial moisturizer, just need some for my arms, neck and feet.  And ladies: keep an eye on your legs! Many women develop cancerous moles there first.

Are you good about applying sunscreen?

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