|Subject: Re: A hat for summer in Italy|
Along the thread of wearing a hat and sunscreen...in February I had to
undergo a treatment because of pre cancerous conditions existing on my face,
due the dermotologist tells me from over exposure to the sun over the years.
It was a four week procedure using a fluorouracil cream applied to my face.
I became cosmetically awful to look at but had been told a number of times
the procedure was in my future and I had seen photos so I knew what to
expect. I'm glad I waited until I retired to do it, but I have purchased
four hats for the summer as a couple of different sunscreens to have with me
at all times. I've always shied away from hats on our trips, but never
again. Any portion of my face could have developed into a serious form of
cancer so I'm glad I did it, but I urge everyone to use sunscreen and wear
hats. Apply sunscreen to all exposed parts i.e. ears, lips etc.
Barb in Grand Rapids.