Mama Deb (mamadeb) wrote,
Mama Deb

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A day in the life...

Minor background...several years ago, I developed hypersensitive skin. Basically, after a bacterial, a viral and a micoplasmic infection all in short order, plus whatever the hormones for infertility treatments had done, my immune system went into overdrive. I got hives from any amount of pressure. It was hell, and I was going nuts. What saved me were Allegra and Zyrtec. Over the years, things have improved. Two years ago, I stopped taking Allegra. Now I can skip a day of Zyrtec. In fact, the hives have downgraded to prickles about 24 hours after my last dose.

Every six months, for this reason, I visit my dermatologist. He's a very nice man even if he looks twelve, and we chat as he scratches my skin and inspects my moles, because I do get moles. I've had three moles removed. Then he gives me my prescription for Zyrtec and that's that.

The appointment was for 2:30. I got there at 2:20, which is a new record for me, given that I normally get there late. I sat there in the waiting room and waited and waited and waited. Two hours later, having finished my book (Anthony Bourdain's "A Cook's Tour", highly recommended) and read through the baby magazine, and done some work on the next snippet, my name finally gets called. He does apologize, we chat and he wants to inspect the mole he'd removed this past spring. That site was doing fine, but he was worried about an earlier mole, one someone else had done. It repigmented and darker than it had been.

It's gone now. I have stitches on my back. And a bandage. And tomorrow morning, my husband will once again be doing the peroxide and antibiotic routine. In two weeks, the stitches will be out, and the biopsy will be done. I'm not worried.


Such was my day.

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