28 Years of a Truck Driver Tan



This man spent 28 years driving a truck, thus exposing the left side of his face to the elements more often than the right. On Facebook, writer Joe Carter offers this prudent advice:

Protect your skin by doing what I do: Stay inside and let the only light that shines on your face be the glow of your computer screen.


If you have an Internet connection, there's really no need to go outside.

Article Link | Joe Carter's Twitter Feed

Photo: Jennifer R.S. Gordon, M.D., and Joaquin C. Brieva, M.D./New England Journal of Medicine

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Pretty sure exposure to sunlight doesn't make the eye move lower in its socket. That guy has had a stroke in addition to having a driver's tan for three decades.
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If one wants to have one's leg pulled, one doesn't go to the New England Journal of Medicine (try the British Medical Journal at Christmas). The man does exhibit some facial asymmetry, but it is not suggestive of a stroke.

Nice find, John, and very instructive photo to show to young people.
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My late father was a truck driver for most of his life and in his later years was treated for skin cancer. He had a spot on his nose, maybe one on his cheek and there was a very large spot on his left wrist (which was always in the window) that had to be removed. I can still remember helping him to change the bandage on his left wrist and it just was not pretty. His doctor had dug deep to remove the cancer. I just cannot remember if the left side of his face differed much from the right side. He probably drove truck for at least 30-40 years.
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