Saturday, June 30, 2012

I just keep getting redder and itchier

Whatever I got myself into, I got myself into it GOOD. My arm just keeps getting more and more blisters. More and more red and the swelling just keeps expanding down the arm. I started an antibiotic yesterday, but I don't think it does anything for me at all as, unfortunately, I think I just got a really good dose of poison ivy oil on my skin and it's continuing to torment me.

I worked more in the yard today. I got the rest of the plants in the ground and in the planters and mulched for a bit. It was supposed to be a super hot day today, but it didn't get as hot as they predicted and so I was able to get more done than I thought I would.

My plan initially was to get up early in the morning and work in the yard. Plan changed as we had a horrible storm last night- fits the description of a derecho. It came in quick and furious and things were flying in the air and there was a lot of rain. Decided it would be too wet in the morning to work at the crack of dawn, so waited until about 11 am and worked outside until about 1 pm. I hope to get back out there to mulch the flower garden around the boulders this evening.

Not much more than that... I'm hanging in there and feeling mighty miserable with itching and just keep wondering when I'll finally start to see things calm down with my skin. I'm kind of sick of all this rash!


  1. You poor thing! Between the itchiness and weather issues, my heart just goes out to you. I hope you can get some relief from your symptoms soon and will avoid poison ivy like the plague in the future!

  2. Hope you're feeling better!