My Skin and Me 2


Tomorrow is my appointment with the dermatologist. I was glad that they called at the end of the week last week to tell me when the appointment was because I had forgotten. (I found it on the calendar after they called, but the writing [dad’s] was so hard to read that I might have missed it if I hadn’t known what day to look on.) I had planned on calling them, but, as with all phone calls that I’m supposed to make, I put it off until they actually called me. Not a responsible idea, I know, but I was just too chicken to make the call. (I really have to get over that.)

My rash has been acting up again. I’m actually glad about that, since it’s such a hard rash to describe, and it doesn’t seem to be like anything I Googled on sites like https://myskincentre.com.au. (It should be easy, but I tend to jumble my words around doctors.) So, maybe I’ll be all splotchy, red, and itchy. Maybe that will help with the description. Otherwise, tomorrow’s appointment will be all for naught.

I don’t think my dad is happy that I have a dermatologist appointment tomorrow. He has one next month. His was scheduled before mine was, with a different doctor, so it probably is unfair that I have one sooner than his. I know his psoriasis is bothering him a lot. I don’t want him to suffer, but I also know that I need to see the dermatologist. I also know that he knows that. Maybe I’m projecting my own thoughts about it being unfair that I could get a quicker appointment than him. I probably do that a lot. Yeah, I know, that’s nuts.


About Janet Morris

I'm from Huntsville, Alabama. I've got as many college credits as a doctorate candidate, and the GPA of some of them, too. I have a boss by the name of Amy Pond. She's a dachshund. My parents both grew up in Alabama.


2 thoughts on “My Skin and Me

  • Nonna

    Are you perhaps on Lamotrigine or an alternative with similar ingredients? Lamo gave me red blotchy rash and it didn’t go away until the dosage was lowered. I even had to go to a dermatologist to determine I had no issue with my SKIN, but it was a medical reaction.

    As for being a chicken when it comes to phone calls, I’m very much like you in that aspect. I put off phone calls, they terrify me! And it’s not your fault you got an appointment faster; you really shouldn’t feel guilty about it. I know, easier said than done…

    I hope your appt goes as well as it can go!

    • Janet
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      I’m not on Lamotrigine. I haven’t taken that in years. All I really take these days is vitamins, Flexeril and Effexor. Sometimes I take Lisinopril, but that’s only when my BP shoots up really high. I don’t think any of the stuff I’m on causes a rash, but it could. It wouldn’t be the first time that a medicine caused a rash for me.

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