The last time I got blood drawn & analyzed, the doc informed me that I have a Vitamin D deficiency and need to take supplements. I was surprised at this news because I am a sun worshipper (as much as a person can be in the Pacific Northwest anyway) who gets tanned every summer after getting a badass sunburn on the first nice day. It never ever fails, I've been sunburned at least once every year for almost my entire life. Yes I am an idiot.
I've even been known to use tanning beds. Shut up, it helps my acne and gets me through February.
So now...now I've got an appointment with a specialist to have a spot of Basal Cell Carcinoma removed from my chest.
It's not really a big deal. Basal cell is superficial, doesn't metastasize, and grows really really slowly. They'll freeze it off (or something like that) and I'll be self-conscious about the mark for awhile, and then all will be right with the world. There will be lots of follow-up appointments with a dermatologist to make sure I don't have any other little nasties cropping up and I have to switch to Vitamin D supplements instead of frying myself to a crisp every time the sun makes an appearance.
Put sunscreen on your kids.
Put sunscreen on yourself.
See a doctor if you have any weird spots that won't go away.
Flip the sun off whenever you think of it.