We Sleep Around, but we DON’T sleep around. Healthcare while on the Road.

My sister thought this plaque would be a perfect birthday present for the Hubby. Now, we need to decide where to put it. It is a wooden plaque, therefore, it can go outside or inside. Do we want to display this plaque outside? HUM!

When home, we always need to make a stop at the Apple Castle. Hubby came out with a homemade pie and donuts. Strawberry/Rhubarb pie and cake donuts with icing.

I’m never alone. There is hardly enough room on my bed for me.

Hubby has skin cancer so you will very seldom see Hubby at a campground swimming pool.

Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is a common form of skin cancer that develops in the squamous cells that make up the middle and outer layers of the skin.

Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is usually not life-threatening, though it can be aggressive.

Hubby has at least one each year removed. Once removed, I have to take care of the wound by cleaning and wrapping it. .

Because of my having to look at this wound, I get queasy. I was once diagnosed with Vasovagal Syncope.

Vasovagal syncope (vay-zoh-VAY-gul SING-kuh-pee) occurs when you faint because your body overreacts to certain triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. It may also be called neurocardiogenic syncope. The vasovagal syncope trigger causes your heart rate and blood pressure to drop suddenly.

I didn’t faint. But I was kinda diagnosed with Vasovagal a few years ago when my Hubby had a tumor on his finger. Hubby went to his Mohs surgeon. Mohs surgery is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer.  The cancer cell on his finger needed to be removed. His surgeon and her assistant needed to go deep to get all of the cancer removed. His tendons in his finger could be seen. I was the one that needed to change the dressings and each time I did, I would get very dizzy. Almost to the point where I would nearly pass out. Not knowing my getting dizzy was Vasovagal, I went through a series of tests, including a stress test. Thankfully, I passed these tests. After telling the doctor about the Hubby, it all came to light.

I’m afraid I might be affected with Vasovagal Syncope again.

Hubby is light complected and spent too much early years in the sun. Back in the day, we didn’t know what sunburn could do to us. Hubby worked on a farm during summer months and spent a lot of time on a tractor without a shirt on. So he gets these squamous cell carcinomas on his arms and back.

A few months ago, another one of these horrible growths appeared on his arm. Being on the road traveling and being away from his doctors makes it challenging. I wanted Hubby to fly or drive home to get this growth attended to but he would not. This was an aggressive growth.

Now that we are at our homebase, Hubby went to his doctor. His doctor and her assistant removed the growth and I will have to change the dressings daily. That involves cleaning it and bandaging it. That involves me looking at it. I have to be strong.

In a few short weeks, we will be on the road and sleeping around again. I estimate we will stay in a good 50 some campgrounds during our trip West.

God Bless, Stay Safe, Be Kind to Every Kind and if you are going to the pool, use sunscreen.

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