June 12, 2005

Minor irritations and abrasions

Job got to scratch off his bodily skin affliction and I am stuck applying IVAREST medication to mine. Lucky him.

On my one outdoor expedition in my 90 percent indoor life, I picnic on the cursed three-leafed poison. Smeared spots of wannabe flesh-colored ointment dot the the majority of my right side.

Which brings me to another point... Why are all ointments for Poison Ivy pink? Are there other colors available? Why don't they have fluorescent green or orange so you know you have covered the area like some sunblocks?

I didn't think it was as bad as it is turning out to be, so instead of splurging on the oatmeal bath and the six-dollar Calamine lotion, I went with the watery, $1.08 version. Torture.

Thankfully, my mom had a stash of Ivy relief meds that I didn't know about in our cavernous closet. The tube, filled with thick goo, promises eight hours of relief. I guess we'll have to see about that tomorrow at work.

Poison Ivy is the least of my worries right now, but I don't really feel like talking about it all. When it rains, it hails. I just hope everything works out somehow. It's standing in the middle of the storm that makes you think it never will end, but it will; I know it.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at June 12, 2005 11:31 PM | TrackBack

You got poison ivy, I got sunburned... eek! I can't empathize on your account, because I can practically eat the stuff and not get any rash. Just lucky, I guess...

And everything else? We should talk. Bend my ear anytime you need to--I've crumpled yours in times past ;-)

Posted by: Karissa at June 13, 2005 3:39 PM

I tried white vinegar (a home remedy from another reporter) this evening and it does seem to be helping a bit, but I am getting prescription medicine tomorrow. I can't take this anymore!

Posted by: Amanda at June 14, 2005 8:40 PM
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