May 05, 2013 - 8:28 am
DX with BOT in March of last year, induction chemo, chemo/rads (finished July 5 of 2012) surgery x 2 for remnant issues, the second from false positives.
I was told during radiation 'training' that I would need to stay out of the sun for up to a year post treatments. During a re-visit after the skin on my neck healed, I was told that I could be out in the sun but to use a good sun block..
This past fall I was using SPF55 during a trip to Disney World and wound up sunburnt. This past February, I pushed that up to 65+, and still had issues.
I found something interesting this past week, driving home from my office. A 20 minute commute with the winding roads of the capital district of NY had me in and out of sun exposure on the side of my face. The recent GORGEOUS weather here had me driving with the window down, and with just a few minutes of direct sun, crispy city.
I'm looking for options on covering my face and neck so I can be outdoors. I'm using a high SPF sun block and while it works, it's not perfect. I still wind up with the tight and sore feeling of over exposure to the sun.
One of my direct reports is a tournament fisherman and said he's seen other competitors wearing some sort of muffler around their face (as well as full arm sleeves) and I'm wondering where I can find them.
Any ideas, short of hiding in the house all summer, of being able to keep from frying my face and neck?