• Life Learnings,  Solving Skin Issues

    They thought I had skin cancer when I actually had dermatitis…

    A dermatologist thought I had skin cancer but I actually had seborrheic dermatitis. How does a dermatologist confuse skin cancer and dermatitis? I have no idea…This experience still makes me angry when I think about it. I am not a dermatologist but I would think a professional would at least ask a couple more questions before making it seem like life or death and taking a chunk out of the back of my head. It went like this… Me: “I have Crohn’s Disease and since my diagnosis I have been having hair loss.” Dermatologist: “Let me take a look.” She does a pull test and ends up with a couple…

  • Life Learnings

    Sore throat? Maybe it’s time to change your air filter.

    Okay, so it looks like we were lazy homeowners and just didn’t bother to change the filter but in our defense, we had accidentally installed a closet organizer which blocked the filter. In order to even check the filter we needed to move the closet organizer. And it was a big project. You know how when something is going to take a lot of effort and time, it doesn’t get put to the top of the priority list until the pain is bad enough? This was one of those. Once it started to get cold and we turned on the heat, I started getting a sore throat that just wouldn’t…