Good morning, sweet friends! Welcome to Sundays Life Among The Blooms! Hope you have your cup of coffee in hand (tea or favorite beverage).
Here on Sundays, I talk about random things going on over at White Lilac Farmhouse and things that stop me in my tracks.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT WHITE LILAC FARMHOUSE
Well I had some minor surgery to remove skin cancer from my nose. Friday, I went in for procedure called Mohs Surgery. If you are not familiar with it, Mohs surgery is a procedure used to treat skin cancer. This surgery involves cutting away thin layers of skin. Each thin layer is looked at closely for signs of cancer. The process keeps going until there are no signs of cancer.
The goal of Mohs surgery is to remove all of the skin cancer without hurting the healthy skin around it. Mohs surgery allows the surgeon to be sure that all the cancer is gone. It reduces the need for other treatments or more surgery.
Skin cancer can be Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma. Melanoma is the most serious type. It is more serious because it’s much more likely to spread to other parts of the body if not caught and treated early. Squamous Cell Carcinoma can be more aggressive than basal cell cancer. If it is left untreated, Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the skin can grow large or spread to other parts of your body, causing serious complications. Basal cell cancer is the most common form of skin cancer. It is a slow growing cancer that seldom spreads to other parts of the body.
It’s a rough looking photo of me. However, I wanted to share about the Mohs procedure. I knew very little about skin cancer or the surgery procedures. My skin cancer was Squamous Cell Carcinoma found very early. Thank goodness! The doctor was able to get it within the first layer. I received over 30 stitches inside and out but should heal completely within 8 months. It’s the facial swelling and bruising that is sore.
AnneMarie Gardens With the Grandchildren
My life long friend, Colleen and I took our grandchildren Sunday evening to Annemarie Gardens to see the displays of lights.
The cold air felt so good on my face and we walked through the many thousands of lights. It was a wonderful evening with the children. We saw the lights, sipped hot chocolate and they got to play.
The undersea lights were my favorite!
This display of Peace was beautiful at night. If you are local to Charles, Calvert or St. Mary’s Counties and have not been, it’s wonderful and the littles will enjoy it.
ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK
This week, I joined 8 wonderful blogging friends to share with you our Christmas Tree Tour 2022. There was so much beautiful decorations. I loved seeing everyone’s trees. I know you will as well.
organization for after christmas
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I am updating a few of my containers and placed an order. Storage of wrapping paper and ribbons have been an issue with me. I also needed some new wreath containers. My order should arrive next week just in time to pack things up.
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I will be spending some with my family over this next week. We have celebrations throughout the week. There will be two posts this week but no newsletter on Sunday, Christmas Day.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s Sundays Life Among The Blooms. If you missed my previous newsletters click here. Enjoy the rest of your week.
From our house to yours, Merry Christmas!