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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Thursday, September 27, 2012


I just had my stitches out and received the results of the biopsies.

The good news is nothing was cancerous.

The other news, which isn't really bad news, is that they think that these lumps under my skin were more of the necrobiosis lipoidica.

They feel that the best explanation that they didn't surface ON the skin instead of under it was that my weak immune system WAS trying to protect my skin from the condition.

Most people who have this NL have diabetes, but I do not.  My glucose level is fine.

I seem to get the NL any place I have a mosquito bite or where I've had stitches.  So, I figure that even though it didn't surface THIS time, as my 4 incisions heal, that I'll probably have an elbow full of them.

This is a photo of someone elses NL.  The first photo isn't as serious as the condition can get as seen in the 2nd photo...

My spots are kind of an in between but I have no open/ulcerated spots.  I'm hoping they never get like that.  The one's I have can be uncomfortable enough.  If I accidentally itch where one is or bump it against something, it feels like fire being  held to my skin.


I should be taking before and after photos of where the incisions are and see what might develop.  Doc said to be careful yet due to my slow healing.



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