Saturday, May 12, 2007

It was just a pimple

It started out as a little whitehead on my shin. A week later practically the whole leg was bright pink like I'd left it under the grill and fallen asleep. It was quite painful to the touch too, and in the end I had to get the doctor to look at it because I didn't want to scare the toddlers at TLM's next swim class.

Fortunately, a course of antibiotics cleared it up nicely and those toddlers at the pool only had to contend with the sight of me in a swimsuit that was decomposing from the effects of pool-cleaning chemicals.

Just three weeks later, the same thing has happened to a spot on my back. The whole right side of my back is now so tender it's keeping me up at nights, so I that can't just blame my sleeplessness on the feverish child down the hall. Who knew a pimple on my back could turn me into a little old lady, hobbling around and wincing every time a breeze brushes over me?

Apparently I'm a little bit run down.

8 comments:

Kazzer said...

Oi, missus, don't take that cr*p. You go back to the doctor and get a proper diagnosis. You must look after yourself.
Good luck.

Violet said...

thanks kazzer. It was suggested I get my blood tested for nutritional deficiencies, so the doctor wasn't completely slack.

Angela said...

Ouch those things can hurt. Hope you are pain free soon and the only thing keeping you up at night is your love life. Smiles!

Violet said...

angela: yeah it's painful alright. Now I know why Dr House (of "House") is such a grumpy guy. Not much chance of my love life keeping me awake. Seriously considering taking horny goats weed...

Wicked said...

Violet!! Are you SURE they're just zits? "The whole right side of your back"??That sounds awfully alarming!

Violet said...

Wicked: nah, it's something else by the time half of one's back turns pink and tender like a nice fillet steak. I think it's called cellulitus, or some variation of stapholoccus (excuse the mis-spelling). Normally you get a bit of a buzz from popping a zit, but this one prompts nothing less than revulsion and loss of appetite...

btw, I noticed a job ad at our old place of work. Who's left?

Wicked said...

Take your pick - Deb took Jeff's job; Tanya left; Kaye and Stephen are going and we're getting a new bod in Children's.. yay!

Violet said...

wicked: I thought it might've been our esteemed ex-leader. jeff's left? I knew Stephen was going 'cos I saw the ad for his replacement. Where's Kaye going?