Poikiloderma of Civatte

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Well, bugger. I'm pretty sure I've figured out what is going on with the skin on my neck and chest, and it isn't simple aging. Well yes, it is aging, but something else added on.

I grew up in the desert southwest, and sometimes used sunscreen. I didn't diligently start using sunscreen until I was in my late teens, although I wasn't an avid sunbather. I have strawberry blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin, so a deep golden tan just wasn't in the cards for me. But I did get my share of sunburns.

When I did start to regularly use sunscreen, I focused on my face. I really didn't pay any attention to my neck or chest. Weeeell, now I'm seeing the consequences.

My oldest son had a lacrosse tournament yesterday in Santa Cruz. It was a beautiful sunny day in a gorgeous beach town, about 80 degrees with a nice ocean breeze. I was prepared...lots of sunscreen and a very wide brimmed straw sun hat, long sleeves. When we got home around 10pm last night, I took a sho…

I Give Myself a C+

I didn't fail the Texas diet test, but I didn't pass with flying colors, either. My vegetable consumption was pretty low, save for a big salad for lunch one day and collard greens with every BBQ meal. About the BBQ...my lord! Melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

I'm sure if I actually lived in Austin my diet would be more or less the same as it is here in Northern California. Austin is the birthplace of Whole Foods, after all. But eating at restaurants every day and wanting to sample all of Austin's cultural and culinary delights don't make for a diet-friendly trip! But I did the best I could.

Here's a photo of one of the BBQ pits at the Salt Lick in Driftwood, just out side of Austin. (drooling...)


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