Sunday, May 06, 2007

You are still glad you aren't me.

Yesterday was my grandma's birthday celebration. Most of my family was there, including my parents and my beloved little sister.

The vast majority of my day was spent fielding the following question:

"WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR ARM?"

Because, yeah. This:
Attractive, no?

I am one of the ever-so-fortunate people who have the aptly named, "Stress-induced breakouts." Last year, I started getting this lovely eczema-type disturbance all over my legs and feet. I went to a dermatologist who ran numerous tests, found I was allergic to nothing, determined I wasn't really lying about not bathing in poison ivy, and finally asked me if I was stressed out. Which of course, I was.

Before I married my first husband, I broke out like this. All over my chest. ALL over it. I looked like I had the chicken pox in my wedding pictures.

Could that have been a sign? Probably. I was just young and stupid and didn't recognize it.

But anyway. Yeah. That's just not attractive.

13 comments:

Tonya said...

Ouch!! That does not look good.. does it hurt?

Kellie said...

Doesn't look like fun. Sorry :(

frannie said...

just because we are alike- I had to tell you that yesterday (5th) was my grandma's birthday, too! and today is my dad's.

SJ said...

Oh man, that eczema stuff is tough to deal with. I feel your pain. I have psorasis - luckily in a place where you can't see it most of the time, and when I'm stressed, it worsens. Ugh, I hate it!

Did your doctor give you cream for it? And what are you stressed about?

Emma in Canada said...

William has psorasis, which is totally stress induced. With all the crap going on right now he is covered head to toe. Not pretty! Needless to say, he won't be wearing shorts and tshirts this summer.

Hope yours clears quickly!

my4kids said...

Madison does the same thing you can tell when she is stressed out by something because she breaks out and its quick!

alissa said...

Oh my... that does suck. But, looking at the next post up, you & your sisters are totally gorgeous!!

Dawn~a~Bon said...

Oh man! Ouch! My friend Holly gets that too. I think she bathes in oatmeal or something when she gets it. And takes Benadryl.

I hope it clears up soon!
:o(

Kelly M said...

Looks like it hurts...does it?? There is nothing you can do to make it go away?? Poor thing...gotta find ways to deal with stress....

Shanilie said...

Ouch! That does not look comfortable. Almost looks like a burn.....I would have to say if I had that condition, I would have been a bright red swolen mess too on my wedding day :S stress...stress....agony

Rachel said...

Damn, that sucks! If I got that, I'd be covered from head to toe from all the damn stress! Does it hurt or itch or anything?

That Chick Over There said...

IT IS SO FREAKING ITCHY!!!!!!!

Bethany said...

Holy crap! I thought it was just me, I get that on my calves! It gets so bad when I'm stressed that I can't even shave my legs.

Yeah, the Big Guy loves that with hearts and flowers and stuff.