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    My Helmet is a Basal Cell Detector

    A Helmet is made to protect a rider from injury and even death. Usually it's from an unfortunate accident while riding. While I was on a multi day trip to the Mojave Desert recently, I noticed a little blood on the top of my ear. I had been putting my helmet on and taking it off dozens of times each day and I thought I had scraped it on something. Two weeks later and it is still not healing, so I went in to see a Dermatologist. He took a sample and did a biopsy. Four days later and he calls me to say that it's a Basal Cell Carcinoma. A few days later he does the surgery and takes out about a thumb sized patch of ear. Now I have 13 stitches on my Franken-ear. Fortunately for me, the root didn't go any deeper! I never noticed anything peculiar on my ear before the trip. I am now seeing my Dermatologist annually, and consider my helmet a Life- saving device in more than one way
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    Quote Originally Posted by r80rt View Post
    Chicks dig scars.
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    Didn't your old man ever tell you that when you were a kid? Bones heal, blood wipes off, glory lasts forever and chicks dig scars!
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    Quote Originally Posted by r80rt View Post
    Thank God you found it when you did.
    +1! Another reason motorcycle riding is good for you!
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    Good advice r.e. annual dematologist check-up. We are not immortal. Melanoma can kill very quickly. Good for you Passman and your tight fitting helmet. Live long and prosper.
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    Let's see now. I forgot what post it was that I made, but I received this comment, " No picture, didn't happen". :-)
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    Glad to hear you were able to get it lopped off fairly easily, it's good you had the common sense to go get yourself checked out.

    Another one I used to hear is that "Scars are like tattoos, but with better stories".
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailscout View Post
    Let's see now. I forgot what post it was that I made, but I received this comment, " No picture, didn't happen". :-)

    I hear my resemblance to a famous Vulcan is......ear- y

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    Chicks will be impressed that you are smart enough to take care pf yourself. Thanks for sharing. Passman's now a Vulcan!
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    Thanks. Cool. It has now happened

    Stitches never are pretty. Had one removed from my lip. No pictures. Didn't happen.

    One on my back happened.

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