I’m so happy today! Yesterday I was ready to pull my hair out. The rash was spreading everywhere and I knew it would reach my face by today. But I made a rash decision (get it? A rash decision?) and called the doctor.
When I saw her Tuesday the doctor told me the rash should improve in a week. She didn’t mention it would continue to spread. It started last Saturday on my hands. By Sunday it was on my feet and ankles. By yesterday it had spread over everything but my neck and face. My fingers, wrists, elbows, toes, and ankles were swollen and painful. I wanted her to scratch me behind the ears and then give me that special shot that makes you not itch ever again!
Although she refused to put me to sleep she did say it was time for steroids. It was another rash decision. Oh, I’m so easily amused! I had to take six pills as soon as I got the pack. Today it’ll be 5 pills, decreasing by 1 pill a day until they’re gone. When Mr. C came home with the steroid pack I took them like he’d brought home chocolate!
I’d spent all day with my legs wrapped in cold, wet towels. The poor dogs think I hate them. When they get up on the bed to comfort me I scream at them not to touch me. Even Mr. C had his moment of being hollered at for touching me. I don’t mean to be mean but it hurts!
Freckles and Penguin can’t understand why I won’t let them nibble my fingers. At least now my voice is back and I can talk to them. But they’re still puzzled when they come to the edge of the tub and I don’t put my hands there.
But today! Oh, today! I woke up and the first thing I noticed was that I didn’t want to immediately scratch myself to the bone! Whipping the blanket back I saw my legs and I was so happy I laughed out loud! They’re so much better!
It may not look like much to you but it’s a huge improvement! I can bend my fingers and elbows with very little pain! And my arms are barely bumpy at all!
Mr. Comfortable is spending the day with his best friend so I don’t have to worry about him telling me to “rest like the doctor told you!” He was actually going to cancel his plans! Silly man! To celebrate my fading rash I’ve made two final rash decision (last one. I promise) I’m going to do some housework and make a real dinner tonight!
Thank you to everyone for your prayers and kind words while I was dealing with this rash! Your prayers worked and I’m almost human again!