I am newly diagnosed 1A. I have kids and want to do everything possible to stay on the good side of the statistics. I have been told to wear protective clothing at all times during daylight hours but that seems really difficult.
I run marathons and I can run a lot of my miles on a treadmill but when I'm doing a hot long run in the summer, I can't imagine wearing long sleeves and tights...
And it feels sad to me not to wear shorts all summer. Though I can get over the sadness - I would rather be alive with pants on if it's important.
So, I guess, I wonder what you think about sunscreen vs. protective clothing when you are outside? Is sunscreen ever enough if you're outside for a couple of hours? Or is protective clothing really the right answer.
Also, I have a number of moles on my back and stomach but don't have any on my arms and legs. So, are my back and stomach the most important areas to cover or does it not matter?
As I said, I have kids and more than anything I want to be there for them as they grow up. I'm wondering how you all handle the need to avoid the sun with living your life.
Thank you for any thoughts,