Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Dear 16 year old me
Dear 16 year old me,
The fact that May is Melanoma Awareness Month will impact you greatly in May 2011.
Your friend Jennifer (you know the one you sit next to in class everyday and laugh with and make fun of people with) well you will stay friends with her and in 2011 she will be in ICU after undergoing a series of experimental treatments because of Stage 4 Melanoma.
You will get your yearly mole check at the dermatologist and you will be fine. You will buy your son extra sunscreen to put on everyday before summer camp and vow to make him wear a swim shirt and a hat at the pool or beach at all times.
You will pray when you feel helpless when you hear the news that Jennifer is sedated to keep her comfortable while her body is fighting an infection in ICU.
You will have a blog (yes that world wide web thing really takes off!) and share information on melanoma. Oh and 16 year old me....I know you love ice cream but the habit really gets out of control when you are an adult and the weight is REALLY hard to get off! Just sayin'...also....90210 will still be a good show to watch in reruns in your 30's.