WHEN I NEED A REMINDER THAT BODIES ARE INCREDIBLE
This list is about a mole. Like, a body mole, not the animal.
- •Once upon a time I was a young girl of 19, nary a wrinkle or gray hair in sight — until one day, when I saw my impending death stare back at me in the mirror.
- •I had a gray hair.
- •Like super gray. Kinda silver. No pigment whatsoever.
- •What's worse? There were multiple. They were clustered together on my right temple.
- •Searching for answers that would return me to my previous innocent self, I pondered why the skin where the hair was growing seemed to have also lightened...around a normal-seeming mole I thought I'd always had.
- •As I checked up on my graying day-by-day, I noticed that the mole and surrounding areas were DEFINITELY getting lighter.
- •What is this? Why was I getting super old in just one spot?? I consulted my friends (useless), my nurse mom (useless) and of course, the internet (useFUL).
- •Some months later, when the mole was just barely visible, my dermatologist confirmed my findings.
- •I had a halo mole! 🙇🏻♀️💁🏻Basically, my body had deemed this mole potentially dangerous and had sent white blood cells to KILL IT — thus the loss of pigment in the skin, and correspondingly, my hair.
- •So anyway, now I'm growing out my Stacey London lewk.
- •Bodies are pretty freaking cool sometimes, I guess. My eyes are kinda screwed up, but good job, cells! You made me a cool silver fox 😉