This week is spring break. So far – 5 icky feeling kids. Snow. Ice. Broken Toliet. Broken Dishwasher. Can’t get into my blog. The Dog ran away (can you blame her) and well now I have a rash on my side. Okay more like a bunch of bumps. Itchy, burning bumps. More itch and less burn but – bumps. And more like on my two sides (rib cage) so I make an appointent yesterday to have it looked at.
First, I took the kiddos to see Rango…UM? If you have small kids…do not go, it is boring to them, swears, lots of Adult talk, etc…the older generation will get so much more from it – and by older I mean the 30+ crowd 🙂
So…back to my Doctor Rant. I go in. The doctor is like ? 10 maybe 12 years old? This I understand makes me sound like a super old person…but it is truthful. Or my truth 😉
First question Dr. : HI. I am Doctor Blah, Blah… So, you have a rash that itches? Is this rash bothering you?
Me: um…yes that is why I am here. It is itchy, and hurts. (As I have already explained to the nurse, and he has just repeated back to me like a Bird)
Dr: well, huh, not sure what it is.
Me: Could it be shingles? Could it be a rash from strep?
Dr: Have you been around sick people?
Me: yes, I have five kids that are sick, & was around my nephews that were ill too…Not to mention it is spring break and I am so happy to have all 5 kids around me all the time (laugh) slightly stressful due to the super weather…(me babbling now out of nervousness)
Dr: mmm, could be because of that – or just a virus, I don’t think that it is shingles, if they were to occur on both sides of your body you would have a compromised immune system. (KEEPS LOOKING at my sides)
Me: well? how do we find that out?
Dr: Let’s wait it out. If it spreads or hurts, come back…here is some ointment. A steriod cream to stop the itch. Apply it at night.
Me: ? um, you want to look at my throat? anything.
Dr: (ignores me) and says yeah, we are going to try the cream and call back if anything is not changing. I think we will be fine. Oh, take a close look at this tube I am giving you, it has a sharp thing in the cap to break the seal? Ever see this before?
Me: Ah, yes. (all the while thinking…We? WE? your not growing crap on your sides that itch, and thinking every super glue, craft glue comes this way pal)
Dr: Neat huh? You do not have to use a knife to open it. And please do not use the cream in your eyes and/or your private areas…(he used different graphic terms)
Me: Yes good to know. I often get stuff and stick it in my eyes and privates to test it out…(smirking)
Dr: BLANK STARE at me…okay well have a good day.
SERIOUSLY? so, i have since made a new appointment for my regular Doctor in a day to see what is up…but wow…that was the most useful appointment EVER!
Happy Spring Break to you all! Aiming for a HIGHER today (wednesday) and even better Thursday!