Skin Cancer Check-Up

Dr. James

This is my Dermatologist, Dr. James Pehoushek, part of the team at the Allergy & Dermatology Specialists” in Phoenix.

I feel very fortunate to have been referred to him when I developed sun spots on my arms.  One out of every six spots can be cancerous so it’s critical to have these removed by an easy freeze procedure.

On my second visit I had a suspicious spot just below my left eye and a biopsy was performed that was diagnosed as Basal Cell Carcinoma.  This is a type of skin cancer which was removed by a simple surgery called the Mohs procedure.

I now return to see Dr. Pehoushek every six months which I did today and the visit prompted me to write about it in this Blog.  In all my years I have never met a doctor with such a pleasing personality.  He is all smiles and a real pleasure to be around! 

If you live in Phoenix this is your man to keep you healthy with any skin or allergy problems.

You can watch a short video of him working with a patient with sun spots and a biopsy procedure such as I experienced.

I now look forward to my semi-annual visits, just to be a part of his enthusiasm for life!

Computer Crash

computer_frustrationIt’s been a long time since I blogged, but my Microsoft Live Writer (Blog Editor) was broken and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it.  They say that for every adversity brings the seed of equivalent or greater benefit to those with a positive mental attitude. 

So what was the adversity?  My HP desktop computer of four years quit working and rather than spend money and time on it I sprung for a new Dell.  The process of getting it set up, transferring documents, photos, music, and installing all my programs was a very long process!

Since the new Dell came with Windows 8, it made things even more frustrating especially upgrading to Windows 8.1.  It took too long to accomplish and on starting up it made you set up a Microsoft account whether you wanted to or not.  Sorry, I may be old fashioned, but I just don’t like Windows 8.  Here are 8 reasons to hate Windows 8!  I hope after time it will change my mind.

On a positive note my Blog editor now works after installing it on the new system.  The biggest tip I can give you if upgrading to Windows 8 is to install a third party start button, then things won’t be quite so frustrating.  It’s called the “Classic Shell” and can be made to look like previous operating systems.  It’s free and you can Get it here.

Computer crashes happen to the best of us, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.  The secret is to keep your data files backed up!