And I think I failed.
Ready for this?
First of all,
this could all be a little indelicate,
just to assure you,
there will be no pics.
are perfectly welcome at the end.
Just hear me out.
For years I have had these "bumps"
for lack of a better word
randomly appear of my face.
They are sort of like a hive,
I don't feel them right away.
Usually one of my co-workers,
JWS or his mother look at me and say,
"What in the world is growing on your face?"
Then they itch,
then they flatten out and wrinkle
and scale away.
Not that fast obviously,
that is a week long process of
Some scrub to remove the scaling and
Lately, I have been getting them more and more.
I blamed it on being out in the cold every morning.
about a month ago they got worse.
Slathering my face
Neosporin and Hydro cortisone.
What could be causing this?
Something I am eating?
Allergy to something?
It got way worse!
Like put your head in a paper bag with holes cut out worse.
Like JWS staring at me,
saying you have to do something worse.
hissing bad words at JWS when he asked me to
wait on a customer
that I can't stand
because he smells so bad of
and never actually buys anything anyway,
all while I was on the phone
trying to find a
to see me on short notice
while I was waiting for my three messages
to receptionists and
two messages to
at three different doctor's offices
to call me back.
(Don't even get me started on that scenario.)
my college course of
Otherwise known as search the Internet.
By this time,
I had pretty much ruled out my previous diagnosis
of fungal infection from yogurt
since two days earlier
I had quit eating yogurt and
tried an anti fungal cream and washing with Selsun Blue shampoo,
only to have it get worse.
they use the usual scare tactics
of all the really bad things that could be happening.
and I read on.
class interrupted for customers that are going to buy
and don't smell like chewing tobacco.
And I get an appt.
Somewhere along the line there, we have jumped to Tuesday.
Time lines are hard when you are
and have a family.
Now is it Wednesday,
my face is
I dress for work
and a doctor's appt.
I try lots of eye make-up
Enhance the good features, right?
Well at least enhance the ones
that are not
red, swollen, wrinkled and scaly.
Still with me?
My stories get a little long.
And harder to tell here than when I have hand motions
and can actually show you the subject.
But, trust me,
you don't want to see it.
I'll shorten this and not go into
my information not being in the computer at the Dr's office,
parking as close to the office as I could so that I didn't have to walk down the street far
and scare people.
Chewing a really old piece of gum that I found in the console
because Logan thought the five packs of good gum that
I had in my purse should be in my desk drawer
found said gum while I was digging for change for the parking meter
because Logan took all the change in my purse
to put in Papa's old fashioned toy cash register.
See, there is lots more to the story.
The doctor diagnosed this as
gave me meds for it.
and I am on my way.
To the office's credit,
I was in and out in
No need apparently for the three hours worth of change that I put in the meter.
So, I head for the pharmacy
to pick up the scripts.
Like that "scripts"? That's Dermatology student talk.
So here's the rundown.
Anti fungal $8.99
Selsun Blue $3.99
Doctor's visit $25.00 (co-pay)
Hydro cortisone $20
Neutrogena soap bar $3.99
I am not going to even add that up yet.
Dermatology school can't be cheap.
I'll bet you thought I was done.
I continued my education
in front of the TV
on my smart phone,
red, swollen, scaly, itchy, wrinkled face
now greased and glistening
with medicine and moisturizer.
It was not pretty what I looked like,
what word kept popping up under
or my textbook/droid.
Whatever am I going to do?
And just so you have some pics,
This is everything that is laying around my house
Well at least some of it.
Let's just say these are
Current Items that Actually Have Hope of Being Completed
any opinions or advice on
this skin disease
would be greatly appreciated.