Wear Sunscreen!!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by dryflylarry, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Sorry to hear about Ryan, Rod . . . prayer sent.
     
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  2. Bruce Baker

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  3. Bruce Baker

    Bruce Baker Active Member

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    I had a hard time trying to get all the information and ratings. Hope this helps. They did list their recommendations too. I will see if I can somehow save the webpage and all the info it presented.
     
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    libadisos New Member

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    When my grandpa got melanoma they told him it was most likely from the skin damage he recieved when he was younger. He was a lifegaurd before sunscreen was popular to use. For 30 years after that he used sunscreen all of the time. He never got any major sun burns, but he was told that exposure to the sun early in his life is most likely what caused his melanoma. I grew up in a place of year round sun and wish my parents had the information then that they do now. I am not saying that protecting yourself from the sun now won't matter because you didn't do it when you were younger. I am much more deligent now about protecting myself from the sun from what I have learned. I am just recommending that we also teach our kids and/or grandkids at an early age the importance of wearing sunscreen and protecting themselves from the sun. Hopefully what we know now can protect them in the future.
     
  6. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Rod, thanks for posting that. My condolences to you and your family. Its always very sad to hear of someone finding out "too late" that they have melanoma. A few years ago, one of my good friends also found out too late that he had it, and died after a valiant battle. He was 58.

    Its time for me to go in for a checkup.
     
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    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Bruce, thanks for taking the time to dig that info up and post it.

    Libadiso, thanks for pointing that out. I already knew that, but it can't be stated enough. Educate your kids on the subject and hazards, and try to convince them to protect themselves from too much solar radiation. It might be up to parents to see to it that their young kids are protected, and that might not be so hard to accomplish, but you can point out facts to teenagers, and they will often just ignore them.

    I'm at very high risk myself, because of my horrific 2nd degree sunburn at age 4.
    Then, spending ages 16 thru 28 living on Oahu and letting myself get fried too often was just plain stupid.
    Those early years were bad enough, and eventually getting diagnosed having melanoma is my biggest fear.
     
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  8. libadisos

    libadisos New Member

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    Jim, that is my biggest fear as well. I'm at a very high risk from growing up on the Big Island. I got fried way too often from spending all day in the water or on my friends boat. As I got older I would use sunscreen, but I know I did not use it properly. As others have mentioned, putting sunscreen on in the morning and then spending the whole day in the water was not the smartest thing to do.
     
  9. Rod Wittner

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  10. Rod Wittner

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    Thank you, my friend. It has been a tough day. Now we can start the healing process.
     
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    Thanks, Jim. We appreciate your kind thoughts. Get to your Dr. or Dermatologist for that check up, please don't delay. This situation is repeated far too often and unnecessarily. Melanoma is a deadly killer, but if caught early, can be treated and save lives.
     
  12. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Rod- I am sorry to hear about your son in law. Melanoma, like pancreatic cancer, once it gets going, take no prisoners.
     
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    Thanks, boot.