Friday, January 9, 2009


Rick and I both come from generations of Arizona natives and we love it. We love, love, love everything about Arizona especially the climate. Unfortunately though, that perfect sunny climate can come with a price. Premature aging (blah), dry skin and wrinkles (blah), and worst of all the dreaded, dun, dun, duh- SKIN CANCER. We have always known that it was just a matter of time before it caught one of us and caught it did. It came and bit Rick right in the back of the neck (my poor baby).

He had to get quite a chunk cut out of his neck today, but the good news is that the doctor doesn't think it is anything too serious and he should make a complete recovery.
But oh is he in pain and has to stay pretty hopped up on drugs for now (my poor baby).

To help ease his pain I got his sports channels turned back on today (we had switched to the basic cable package to save money-no sports in that package-my poor baby) and I dare say that watching the Suns game did indeed help a bit.
So it looks like the time has come for us to keep a much more careful watch over our forever changing, forever aging Arizona skin.
How 'bout you?
Have you checked your skin today?


MaryRC said...

Mike was talkin to Rick last night on the phone about the sun bite. Dang, I hope he feels better very soon.

Missy :o) said...

that's too bad. i hope he's back to normal soon. and glad they were able to get it outta there. I just know Stacy is going to get it, too. Native AZ, refuses sunscreen, and has burned his neck countless times! also, will never see a doctor. ugghhh.... men. :o)

ps. does Rick remember Stacy?

TheShumWAYS said...

Ohhh yuck. My parents and sisters have had skin cancer, I probably have it too. IS he feeling better.

Bren's Life said...

Ouch - No fun. Hope he feels better soon. My hubby wants to know if you guys know Jason Lewis?

Chris said...

I allways told Rick to ware a hat when he was working outside. I won't say I told you so but it's a good thing you're in the mountans and out of the valley.
BTW I finally had a doctor look at the funky mole on
my back and he said it was nothing so everyone in
the family can get off my back about it.

4boyzmdmom said...

I hope he feels better soon!