The Misadventures of Ada: "Tanning Bed," ICD-10 Cartoon W89.1XXS

Vacation season is finally upon us and nobody is more excited than Ada. After months of dreaming of the beach, she splurged on a roundtrip ticket to beautiful Florida. Thoughts of the crystal clear water, sandy beaches, lovely locals have her feeling giddy and energized.

In just a few days, she’ll be swimming and napping by the sea. Just one problem though: Ada works in an office and hasn’t been out in the sun for months.

While packing, she imagines the beach, the sunkissed glow of fellow vacationers juxtapose her sun-starved shoulders. “Oh, no. I should probably work on my base tan,” she says to herself. Off to the tanning bed she goes (and then straight to the doctor’s office). Poor Ada. Special thanks to Larisa Ravitskiy for the suggestion.

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