Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Fragments

I know, I know....I have blogged since the first week of February...but this is how I am feeling:

Did you ever have one of those days, weeks, or years when you feel like you could just pull your hair out? Well that's how I've been feeling lately! And the stress is getting to me!
A little over a week ago I celebrated my 32nd birthday! I know I'm not that old, but I have been trying lately to prevent wrinkles! I have been using retinol on my face which basically burns a layer of skin off, and on top of that I was using a microderm abrasion sugar peel/scrub everyday! Instead of applying the abrasive scrub with your fingers I was using a buff puff! The buff puff alone feels like sandpaper, but I sucked it up and did it anyway...hoping to prevent future wrinkles!

Well, I continued this new beauty regimen for a couple weeks and woke up one day with this bad hives type of itchy reaction on my face! There were hundreds of little bumps all over my face! And it felt really rough! At the time, I didn't know what it was but it was only on my face, ears, neck and shoulders. I freaked myself out by googling skin conditions on the internet. There are some freaky things out there! After a few days I went to my primary care physician to hopefully get some relief, but they were clueless. They basically treated me as a bio hazard and touched me with latex gloves! I ended up paying my $40 copay and leaving the office empty handed without even a prescription! I wasn't too happy!

The next day I got an appointment with the dermatologist and she knew exactly what the problem was...it was my skincare routine! I happened to take the products with me that I was using and she was just amazed. I wasn't just using one product to take off the top layer of skin, I was using several that caused so much irritation and my skin just couldn't take it anymore! lol
It's a week later and I still have the rash left and haven't worn any makeup or beauty products since then! This whole thing has made me realize that a couple wrinkles aren't any big deal, I should just be thankful with how I look...it could be a lot worse! (And NO, I'm not uploading any photos of what I look like now!) lol

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Another reason I haven't been blogging regularly, is because my laptop has died! Yes, it is only a couple months old, but it needs to be sent back to the company for repairs! :(
My other computer is upstairs, and it's harder for me to be present with my children, and blog at the same time when I'm using a desktop. So for the next couple of weeks, I'm going to be in and out with my blogging!

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Today was the first time I was able to drive my car since the 9th of February! We have gotten so much snow in the past three weeks it is CRAZY! My car has been stuck in the driveway ever since then! It was dug out, there was just a lot of ice underneath the car that prevented me from being able to back up! I have only been out of the house a couple times since then when my dad drove me to the doctors and when my husband was off of work! It's nice to be able to get out and drive myself! Alex and I went to Target today and lost track of time! And poor Ben has missed his friends! He hasn't had any school since the 9th of February either!

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Besides the horrendous rash on my face, I had another reason to go to the dermatologist. I have a mole on my breast that needed looked at. It had changed colors over the past couple of years and then became quite itchy this past summer. Well they were really concerned about it and had it removed. I'll know the results in about a week, and to be honest I'm scared. I know I should think positively, but I have a bad feeling about this. I'll let you know what I find out. I also need to see a plastic surgeon about one on the bottom of my foot that needs removed. Apparently you need stitches when they are on the bottom of a foot, so I will need fitted with some sort of boot so I can walk without putting any pressure on it. That appointment is not until March.

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It has just been a crazy couple of weeks! Now you know why I haven't been around!
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3 comments:

Carrie said...

hang in there girl! {{hugs}}

Carrie

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luci said...

Thinking and praying for your with your mole results. I can relate to the makeup reaction. I had one the other year - think it was laundry detergent- and like you the dr had no idea. did a total detox on bath and shower products and laundry detergent using just the mildest baby stuff. It took several weeks to subside and I gradually over months re-introduced stuff. water for the face, meanwhile is great. and drinking lots of it too. be kind to yourself too. x

Loria said...

OMG scrub overload .. don't worry about the moles. you are paying attention and taking care of them at the early stage - all will be fine.