The sunshine of summer, what’s not to like? ’Tis the season to wear skimpy clothes and develop our glowing tans.
I’ll tell you what’s not to like: skin cancer. It’s a nasty side effect of that summer sun.
Last week I had skin cancer and this week I don’t. However, getting from having it into not having it is a cutting experience.
The dermatology clinic that did the surgery is topnotch. The doctor and support staff made it as pleasant as possible. But if you can avoid getting skin cancer, you’ll be glad, because you won’t have to get holes cut in your face. (And, take my word, the numbing anesthetic will wear off and you will hurt.)
Old saying: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Sun block, the broad-spectrum kind, is a must. And you should use a lot of it and re-apply often, because sweat and swimming wash it right off. Brimmed hats and long sleeves might not sound summery but they’re a lot better than a goofy-looking bandage after getting your skin cancer removed.
After she woke up, a woman told her husband, “I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for our anniversary. What do you think it means?”
“You’ll know tonight,” he said.
That evening the man came home with a small package and handed it to his wife. Delighted, she opened it to find a book entitled, “The Meaning of Dreams.”
When the new patient was settled comfortably on the couch, the psychiatrist began his therapy session.
“I’m not aware of your problem,” said the doctor, “so perhaps you should start at the very beginning.”
“Of course,” replied the patient. “In the beginning, I created the Heavens and the Earth…”
Not so funny
Sorry I don’t have more jokes this week. My face hurts, and I’m going to bed.