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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Mar 15, 2024 at 3:09 PM
    Sprig

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    When you have little skin blotches or growths you need to see a physician. They will determine the pathology and treatment. As we get older we are prone to these skin abnormalities, they are called seborrheic keratosis. All of us will likely get some especially on our face and head. You need to have a physician examine them to rule out malignancy (cancer). They rarely turn to cancer but cancerous skin lesions can look like benign seborrheic keratosis. They most often are treated or frozen with liquid nitrogen in the doctors office. Quick, simple, easy.
    The most common malignant skin lesion is bcc (basal cell carcinoma). These can be treated in various ways including surgery, topical medications and other treatments. BCC. BCC won’t kill you, it is exceedingly rare that it spreads to lymph nodes or the blood stream. Only if it were ignored for many many years could it pose a danger to life and that again is quite rare.
    There are lots of other malignant skin lesions such as melanoma or squamous cell carcinoma and dozens of others that are life threatening.
    Many of these are caused by sun exposure 20, 30 or more years ago. Those of us, especially fair skinned who use to burn our ass off in our youth are most prone to these malignancies. I would advise any of us oldster’s especially who got a lot of sun exposure in our youth or worked outside have a complete skin exam by your physician or better by a dermatologist. After that you and your doctor can decide how often to have a skin exam. Some of these skin cancers like melanoma are no joke. Once they invade deep into the layers of skin and spread to the lymph node or blood stream there is no cure. Treatment is palliative, it may prolong life but it will kill you. The singer and entertainer Jimmy Buffet recently died from a rare and aggressive form of skin cancer. I discovered a melanoma on the top of my foot about 15 years ago. It was in-situ which means it was in the very top layer of skin the epidermis so it couldn’t spread. Had I not discovered it , within a year or more it would have invaded deeper and I wouldn’t be here today. Because of that history I have a yearly complete body skim exam by a dermatologist yearly.
    Way longer post than I intended. Bottom line if you have any little skin lesions, have them checked, don’t ignore them, it may save your life.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2024 at 3:14 PM
    Sage63

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    Yeah uesd the cream on my face a year ago. one small spot left that I am treating now as well as my scalp. day 4 of 21 this time. had to wait until my chemo for something else was completed to address my scalp, all the now little red spots is what is known as actinic keratosis.
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  3. Mar 15, 2024 at 3:53 PM
    Sprig

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    Actinic keratosis can turn into squamous cell carcinoma. They absolutely need to be treated. They are pre cancerous lesions caused by sun exposure. Most family physicians are trained to identify, biopsy, diagnose and treat certain skin lesions.This is another lesion common with us “mature” peeps, in other words old farts.
     
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    Travlr Lost in the ozone again

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    I went in to a dermatologist a couple of years ago at the suggestion of my doctor... and I was sitting in the room with my shirt off and the guy came in followed by a nurse and said immediately, "Why are we seeing this guy? He doesn't need me to look at him."

    He'd never even asked why I was there. He turned around and walked out and we were done. Since then I've heard the guy is a major dick and not good at his specialty, so I'm wondering if I should have gone to somebody else. I've noticed a lot of changes in my skin as I get older.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2024 at 4:18 PM
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    thats bought what the doc said. they both work equally well,so i said lets do it. then after told him i use to like you. not so much any more. lol
     
  6. Mar 15, 2024 at 4:24 PM
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    Yea I hope I never feel your pain but I understand. One and done..
     
  7. Mar 16, 2024 at 1:34 AM
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    Good morning fellow Porchatonians!!!
     
  8. Mar 16, 2024 at 2:43 AM
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    Welcome to the thread. If you carry your wallet in a rear pocket move it to a front pocket all the time. You might want to look for a smaller wallet if you need an upgrade. Lots of nice wallets on the market. I have three of these wallets. You can catch them on sale every now and then.
    Insider Wallet – Craft and Lore
    here is a pic of my current daily carry:
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    For back/leg pain I keep one of these in the Tacoma.
    Amazon.com: Bodyline Back-Huggar - Thin - Bucket Seat Style - The Original Lumbar Cushion Black : Health & Household

    You should make an appointment with a decent Dermatologist. One of the few docs I make an annual appointment with.

    Good morning. Going to a wine tasting today. Should be a fun day.
     
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    Mornin all. New washer and dryer coming today. Also got a brush to clean the vent pipe for the dryer.
     
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    Nothing new here, just another big branch came down in the yard that needs to be cleaned up! :annoyed:

    It's that time of the year, need to change oil in the Scag which is a royal PITB,
     
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    :rain::notsure: Good Morning Porch Pals & Sue! Everything is wet, and I don't know how 0.01" manages to do that! So far, the big weekend wet has brought us 0.04" from Friday on. Maybe we'll really get some - be nice for all the plants I finally got outside! Down to New Braunfels this morning to get a sewing machine (they are "holding" for the wife) that she has been trying to get since before Christmas. Then up to the Costco in Kyle for some doggie meds. Maybe I will finally get a membership card.....
     
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    this shouldnt come as a surprise in today's society and workforce....:pout:
     
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    Thanks for the replies,
    Ditched the fat wallet long ago.
    I've been using a memory foam cushion and it is an improvement, however it raises my position about 3 inches. I find that a little uncomfortable.
    Thanks for all the good advice, and the other too.
     
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    i had melanoma on my right ear. a friend that fights skin cancer told me to please get that ear checked. good i did was almost stage 2. soo,i go in every 6month. everything theve cut or burned is basil cell. not agressive and not really that dangerous. but the melanoma can spread into lymph nodes and becomes a fatal cancer. so paying now for my life in my younger days in the sun coaching baseball,garden yard work. never used sun screen. but i do now. at our ages it would be good to get a dermatoligst to do a body scan. lost 3/4 inch of my ear. then surgery to fix. its smaller than my other ear but nobody notices if i dont tell them
     
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    Afternoon. :hattip:been up since 2:30am. we bbq’d @350 chicken halves at church this morning.had em on the fire at 4:30am.. just finished service on the Kabota. IMG_3879.jpg IMG_3884.jpg
     

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