Several years ago a dry patch of skin showed up on one leg; nothing new, and last time when it was the other leg, the dermatologist told me to use the same Aveeno she told my wife to use when she didn't have an active psoriasis outbreak going on. This one showed up on the other leg, had been ok 'til the last few months when it
started changing shape and color. I needed to go get some "skin tags" removed (I had one that got "strangulated" once and that was miserable, so with a dozen under my arms, around my neck, and a few on the back of my legs it was time) and had her check my leg as well. It had been itching madly, which was a good sign I was told, but really wanted to hear it from a professional. She also checked my face, hands and arms as I'm a fair complected and freckled and that's not a good combination. She was telling me that especially with my skin that it's not a matter of "if" but "when" if I live long enough. I didn't tell her I fish...of course I buy tear-free waterproof SPF 50 and start with my bald head when I put it on, but someday it will no doubt catch up with me. My Dad's youngest brother died from it...
Eczema was her diagnosis of my leg!
So, tagless and with a few sample tubes I am home and about to relax for two evenings, as I really didn't want to go to work and sit on the ones on the back of my legs for 10 hours a night! She snipped and cauterized them, and I could if I had to, but I don't so I'm not, lol!
Watched "Sicko" last night...fell very much in love with Tony Benn! I had heard snippets of him a few times over the years, but was really impressed with both his interviews in the film and the "making of" stuff after. Tonight we'll finish the making of stuff on that and I have the first disc of some silent comedies to watch (without Dottie she's already informed me...). A few of them are Keystones I have on tape, but I'm hoping as the cost has come down on restoration that these have been worked on some!
I got up way too early for me, so before Dottie comes home I'm going to take a nap...
I'm smiling just thinking of it!
May the week be kind!