Wear your sunscreen! I've been reading a thousand posts about going topless and then last week I was diagnosed with Melanoma skin cancer and I'm only 19 years old. I had surgery and I'm going to be okay but I just put my bikini top back on considering my situation.
It got me thinking about how many people are driving around getting beat by the sun and I always thought skin cancer would never happen to me but it did, so I would like to encourage everyone to enjoy themselves but be cautious while your doing it. Sunscreen and a hat is a very simple step towards possibly saving yourself from a lot of grief.
I am 50% Icelandic, 25% German, 25% Irish. Born and raised in the California sun. So I'm about as White as it gets. My dermatologist told me that the German heritage is the #1 in the world for melanoma and other skin cancers. All that info aside, my dermatologist has seen skin cancer in all races white, brown, or black.
Thank you for reading this and I hope I have inspired at least of few of you to think about that sunscreen a little bit more.
Thanks for the warning somis! I can't speak for everyone, but I always take the doors off and strip the windows and leave the top up for this exact reason. Good luck and I hope your problem doesn't recur.
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I'm half German too and burn really easy, but love having the top down. I got the spiderweb shade last week, but haven't really put it to the test yet. With the little bit of driving I got to do with the top down, it sure seemed cooler, and much more comfortable, and it really does back out a lot of the sun, but we'll see. I still have to watch the left arm though!
2006 TJ "X" My daily driver
2014 JK Sahara..the Wife's
2000 WJ Limited..older Son's
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Sorry to hear about that! I found out on Sept 29th of last year that I had testicular cancer. No matter how serious, hearing "you have cancer" is a serious shock to the system! I am glad to hear that you will be ok, best wishes!
I beat cancer once...lost a ball, gained some scars, and collected a t-shirt. All in all, I call it a win for me.
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Damn, its good to hear that you were able to catch it sooner than later. I always rock sunscreen, I work outside for a living and spend upwards of 55 hours in the sun per week. Work provides sunscreen to us and I hoard whenever we get a new stock in, I currently have 5 bottles in my center console, and a case in my work locker. You can never have enough.
'Cuz im Mr. OOGIE BOOGIE and you ain't going NO WHERE.