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.
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.