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  1. BusyWorkingMama
    May 23, 2014 @ 10:48 am

    That sounds so painful. I hope your recovery is speedy! We’re headed to the Bahamas on Sunday, and I am definitely packing several bottles of sunscreen. I never really wore it as a child or teen. I’m so glad our schools and daycare centers request that parents send sunscreen along with their kids!


    • desmiller
      May 23, 2014 @ 1:36 pm

      I agree completely! I see this kind of like the seatbelt laws…when I grew up, we weren’t required to be buckled in, but they now know we are better off wearing them. We need to use the same mentality with sunscreen.


  2. Autumn Bradshaw
    May 23, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

    Ouch! I am so sorry that you are going through this. My parents and grandparents have had so many skin cancers removed. I’m a bit surprised that I wasn’t raised to really protect my skin at all. I’m super diligent with my daughter’s skincare though. Somewhere, I read that a childhood burn can really leave a child more prone to developing skin cancers as an adult! Thanks for the reminder! I hope you heal quickly and can move on to other, less painful badassery.


    • desmiller
      May 23, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

      Autumn–I have also heard that the damage is already done…because we did bake during our childhood–but I don’t want to risk doing further damage after dealing with this. Thanks for the kind wishes.


  3. Teronya Holmes
    May 23, 2014 @ 2:18 pm

    This is so timely, Des – sending it to my hubby right now. He has some basal cell carcinoma on his face, too, and is using a “chemo cream” – well, I should say is SUPPOSED to be using it. He keeps putting it off because “he has so much going on!” Hoping this motivates him to get serious! Praying for you and your recovery, my friend – so glad they were able to get it all! <3


  4. Karen Hartzell
    May 23, 2014 @ 2:32 pm

    I love your hat, and I will be sporting mine this weekend too! Mine’s white and awesome just like you for sharing this with everyone! XO


  5. BalancingMama (Julie)
    May 23, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

    I just had an excision as well, on my abdomen. A mole I also ignored for a long time – as in years. Lab showed benign, but “severe” on the abnormal scale. It was a matter of time. So I am sporting a new scar as well. It wasn’t even a place that got sun, but I’m extra vigilant about sunscreen now. I’m not too young to have these issues! Reality check. Thanks for sharing your story.


  6. Christy Treece Noll
    May 25, 2014 @ 10:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing Desiree. Sun can be so damaging and its nice to be reminded how important it is to take better care of our skin.


  7. GatorBait
    May 28, 2014 @ 8:44 am

    Love you Des! Keeping you in my prayers (DKraft)


    • desmiller
      May 28, 2014 @ 8:52 am

      Thanks D…stitches are supposed to come out today. Have to admit, I hated sitting outside with a big hat on my head last weekend. First, it’s hot. Second, I just love the sun on my face. Guess I have to get used to my new reality.


  8. GatorBait
    May 28, 2014 @ 10:18 am

    You looked fabulous!


  9. Sunburn Protection with Brain Fitness Sunscreen Fun - Traveling Mom
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    […] came across #TMOM Desiree Miller and her personal blog which Traveling Mom was kind enough to post HERE and is a good reminder of the scary reasons we should protect our kids while having fun in the sun. […]


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