ITCH!!

For everything, there is a season. This is my season to itch.

First, you wake up from surgery in screaming agony and after a while, it subsides. Little by little, it goes from agony to misery. The misery lasts months, though if you analyze how you feel, you recognize under the pain layer, you’re feeling better.

Until the itching starts.

itchingFirst, it’s a tickle. A couple of days later, the prickly feeling becomes a torrent of itching. Which you dare not scratch lest you open up one of your incisions.

I have seasonal dermatitis too. It kicks in every spring and fall. It’s not a disease, so there’s no cure and by itself it can cause frenzied itching. And hey, it’s spring, sort of. A bit cold and rainy, but according to the calendar, it is spring. So my dermatitis has clicked “on.” Add that to the healing incisions and it’s a perfect storm of sensation.

You can get drugs to dull pain. Sometimes you can get drugs to make pain go away entirely for a while.

Nothing makes itching stop.

It’s a sign of healing they say. Me? I hate it.



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4 replies

  1. Chris gets skin irritations that itch too. She can’t stand it. I bet it is worse than the pain. I know it drives her nuts. Hang in there.

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    • A lot of women suffer from mystery itching, or non-specific dermatitis. My mother did too. Dermatologist just look at it and shrug, tell you to use cortisone cream. Thing is, I can use cortisone on the dermatitis, but NOT on the healing incision and they are essentially adjacent, which mean I just keep ITCHING. It’s maddening and I’m sure it will be retrospectively humorous 🙂

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  2. Oh, you poor thing, Marilyn. I loathe the itching feeling! Yuck! Yes, it is a great sign that you are healing, and I am very glad about that side of thing, but wouldn’t it be nice just to sleep through the itching phase?! I itch mysteriously every once in a while. Suspect I am probably allergic – to myself! xxx

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