Frickin’ Poison Ivy

I’ve had a wicked case of poison ivy for the week and a half. We have a ton on it in our yard, and I’ve been spraying Round Up on it like crazy, but somehow I still managed to get into it, probably while using the weed wacker in the front yard. And I’ve never had it before, so I didn’t realize what teh rash was at first – I thought it was a nasty bug bite. So I managed to spread the oil all over my legs and arms before I caught on an started washing everything.
It finally dawned on my about Thursday, and I went to the doctor on Friday afternoon to get cortizone cream. That seems to be helping, but I’m still wide awake at 3:00 am while the itching drives me nuts.
We’re still moving Stephanie out of her house. We keep making trips at night and on the weekends, but it’s slow going doing it one load at a time. I think we’re three quarters of the way done; we down to stuff that still needs to be sorted and packed. Hopefully soon this endless move will be over and we can settle down to getting stuff organized and squared away.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. lisa

    if you feel like going back to the doc, they can prescribe steroids which will really knock that sucker out. in fact, i’m kind of surprised that they didn’t.

  2. Steph Mineart

    I tried to ask for that, but my doctor can be a steamroller. The hydrocortizone cream is supposed to be a steroid cream, but it doesn’t work as fast as the other stuff.

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