Tuesday, May 01, 2012

The End of the Poison Ivy Saga. With Pics!


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You guys - I'm going to wear shorts today. (Cue the music!) It's been exactly one month since I've been able to show my legs because of this poison ivy business and to celebrate I'll show you a picture of what one of my arms looked like. 

disclaimer: pics below

I'd say I'm 90% healed from this nasty stuff. The marks are still faintly visible, my skin is irritated, and I'm still a bit itchy -BUT- I haven't used any Caladryl lotion or Benadryl spray in two days, so woo hoo!

These are from April 2, the day after we unknowingly got into the poison ivy. The brown spots are what I'm thinking the "black oil" spots are.


These are from April 4.
April 6. This is the morning that I went in for my second doctor's appointment and was given an additional steroid shot.
April 8. Clearly not as red. I thought I was through the worst of it and saw a lot of improvement for the next few days. Silly me! 
April 13 is when the new rash broke out all over. I joked to Justin that it must have gone blood borne because it again, it was ALL OVER me. It was alarming because everything started looking better then BAM! it's spreading and getting worse again. It makes you start to think "Did I get into the poison ivy again somehow?", "Am I having a reaction to the medicine?", "Am I dying? OMG. I'm dying!" I didn't take any pictures after this day because - I was done with the looking at the rashes.

I'm so happy that this is behind us. It still irks me that something silly like poison ivy took a month out of our lives. The medicine made me sick, crazy, drugged, mean, not sleep, made me lose weight (something that I don't need to do), and it's overall just horrible stuff. 

That's it. No more poison ivy talk here. Done.

It's Vaughn's birthday week - so lots going on around here! The race is on to see if I can get everything done. Ha!

Happy May Day Everyone!

My other Poison Ivy Posts:

You've Got It Bad
Still Got It Bad: Update
My Current Epidermis Situation

4 Responses to “The End of the Poison Ivy Saga. With Pics!”

  1. That really looked terrible. I agree with you, that brown spot did look like a spider bite. I am so happy that you are better. Thank goodness it is May. Happy birthday to Vaughn in two days!

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  2. Yep, you had it bad! I'll have to show my hubby. He always jokes about the time that I had it bad, but nothing like this. YIPES!

    And you are way skinny...you're right, you don't need to lose any weight.

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  3. Thanks Sarah! She's so excited!

    Not a contest that I'm excited about winning! :) Been skinny all my life - just my genes. In my next life I'm hoping for some Beyonce curves! Ha!

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  4. Anonymous12:22 PM

    yikes...mike

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