I’m not just doing this challenge to show you how well I’ve aged lol.. but I’m still home recovering and I’m hoping to bring some awareness with sharing this with you all.
First pic is from 12 years ago.. the 21 year old Jamie who felt like she always had to be tan.. 2nd pic is 33 (almost 34 😭) year old Jamie.. this was taken 12 days ago, 3 days before having a total thyroidectomy.. One of the first questions the doctor asked me when I went in for my needle biopsy aspiration was if I did a lot of tanning bed use when I was younger? As much as I hated to admit it, I did.. well here is your warning! Tanning beds are bad radiation, radiation causes cancer! Not saying that this is exactly why I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, but it can cause it! So stay away from tanning beds people! Everyone who knows me, knows that the 33 year old me works in the dermatology field doing Mohs surgery on skin cancer and is obsessed with my skin and SUNSCREEN and I want you to be too! I wish I knew how important it was in my younger years! Take care of yourselves!