So sorry sweetie.
Another big thing out here is wind burn as well. Had a couple of kids with it this week.Apparently the ozzies often get caught out by it.
So sorry to hear your news Rachel. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this terrible time.xxx
Sorry to hear your news Rachie.
I see old ladies all the time with the very dry patches on their faces where they are constantly having melanomas removed.
I was a real sunworshipper up till about 5 yrs ago. I would lay in it all day in the UK, until I saw that doco with the camera that shows the sundamage on peoples skin, i used suncream after that.
I dont really sit in the sun here, it is far to hot. I do in early spring or late autumn as the sun is a little cooler, but no way like the amount I used to.
In the summer i sit under the covered thingy that has something like uv80 protection I am as brown as i used to be after weeks in it in the UK.
You do get caught out though I was at the weekend, I was painting the fence with long sleeves, felt a bit warm so took off the top top, the next thing I knew the sun was out, I was nearly finished so the cream didnt go on:noxmas:
So Sorry for your loss. Teach your kids as part of their routine in the morning and they will soon remind you if you forget.
I'm very sorry to hear your brother passed away...
You are so right about the sun here, it takes no time at all to get very badly burnt. The biggest challenge for us is keeping a hat on our 2 year old but she always wears sunscreen and preferably long sleeves if it's not too hot.
Thanks for sharing your news and advice with other PIA members, it's so important to remind us that we all need to take proper care out here in Oz and your experience perfectly illustrates that.
Sorry for your loss Rachel.
I joke a lot about getting burnt but in reality we don't go out that often for any extended time in the sun, and for the times we do hit the beach we fully SSS, can't say the same for belly rub on my boogie board, that hurts the day after. We used to sunbathe much more often during our mad 2 - 4 weeks holiday a year away from the UK.
But just to be a sad statto, the earths orbit round the sun is eliptical, which means during our summers we are millions of miles closer to the sun than the northern hemisphere's summer. This indeed means the sun has much more strength than you think.
Hi Rachel, I am so sorry to read your post. :frownxmas: Hope you're coping ok. It will be a strong lesson to others (us included) though - and hopefully prevent others getting sun damaged. Take care
Just wanted to add my condolences Rachie.