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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 04-03-2008 06:23 PM 1176 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well it can and it does, I just got out of the hospital after a lengthy stay, where they removed a good chunk of my pretty face. Left cheek to be exact. Squamous cell carcanoma I think they called it. Once diagnosed, they wasted no time getting it out either. Which further scared me. Me, being a fair skinned Irish laddy have been sun burnned continuosly since I was a tottler. The Doc said thats how you get this kind, it does’nt just happen, it takes years. Why am I writting about it here, well because when I was a youngster we did’nt know what spf meant and did’nt care. I would get burned on top of getting burned. It’s really a wonder my ears haven’t fallen off. Plus I had surgury on the other end I’d rather not talk about. I would just like to give a frendly warning to all the jocks out there that like to take there shirts off when the weathers nice, I know I used love it when I was framing, to me it was’nt work. Get out there soak up the rays and hammer away. It was fun to me. Anyway either wear a shirt or hat or both and don’t forget the kids for Gods sakes, thats were it starts. Remember, you can save them agony, or disfigurement down the road. God Bless, mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#1 posted 04-03-2008 06:26 PM

Oh my goodness Mike; what a story. Mrs YS and I send our good wishes. That’s good advice you offer.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#2 posted 04-03-2008 06:26 PM

Mike, I am sorry to hear what has just happened to you. I often get on my daughters who are very fair skinned as well. Hope you have a healthy recovery.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 04-03-2008 06:27 PM

I will keep you in my prayers and hope that they took care of it all. Rest and hope you get to feeling better soon.

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 04-03-2008 06:28 PM

Well they say they got it all, hope to God they’re right, thanks.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 04-03-2008 06:32 PM

Above the age of 50 regular visits to the skin Dr are in order. He regularly ‘freezes’ pre- cancerous growths on my head about every six months or so. Speedy recovery Mike.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#6 posted 04-03-2008 06:53 PM

Damn! Good new and bad bews, huh? I am glad they got it all. You get better soon.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 04-03-2008 07:29 PM

Mike, glad they got it,hope it stays got.As C. survivor i can relate,heal fast.

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#8 posted 04-03-2008 07:43 PM


I am so sorry to hear about this. I wish you nothing but the best and hope you have a speedy recovery. I think that we all take sun exposure for granted and forget that in the long run it can be quite dangerous. A hat and sun screen are just as important safety devices as hearing protection, push sticks and safety glasses.

You will be in my prayers and may God bless.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 04-03-2008 08:23 PM

Mike, I offer my prayers for your recovery and total elimination of the malignancy.

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#10 posted 04-03-2008 08:37 PM

Mike- GET WELL SOON! Thanks for taking the time to describe your misfortune with a word of wisdom to the rest of us.
Here is a good link for all to read that love getting out in the sun (we all do)

God Speed your Recovery Mike!

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#11 posted 04-03-2008 10:43 PM

Get Well Soon Mike. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#12 posted 04-03-2008 10:45 PM

Yea, my sister who cuts my hair has been telling me for 5 years to get it looked at. So I did last year and my doctor froze it off, but it came right back, only bigger and deeper, now I have a 2 1/2 ” scar to remind me.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 04-03-2008 11:20 PM

OMG Mike. Get well soon.

-- BLOG -

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#14 posted 04-03-2008 11:24 PM

Ah that’s gotta hurt. Guess the morel is listen to your sister. Get well soon.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#15 posted 04-04-2008 12:25 AM

A fair warning to all who love the sun Mike. Sorry to hear about your troubles. Take care.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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