May 23, 2005

Chinese Water Torture

I decided last Friday to bathe our two dogs (one 70 lbs., the other 45-50 lbs.). I'm not completely clueless - I used a wading pool and a hose.

My miscalculation didn't involve forgetting shampoo, tying the dogs up as I washed them, or even wearing my swimsuit (all of which I remembered). No, my error in judgment wasn't clear until that night when I realized I'd gotten badly sunburned - as in, you can tell what sort of back my swimsuit has without my swimsuit being anywhere in the vicinity.

Problem #2 (which resulted in the Chinese water torture analogy): I'm just enough allergic to sun that my skin itches unbearably for the 48-72 hours following a bad sunburn, even when I've used lotion with lidocaine on it.

Trying to get a full night's sleep while 5 months pregnant and suffering the allergic reaction of a sunburn is futile. I can state with certainty that the clock beside my bed is still functioning at each hour of the early morning - I've seen it.

I'm still fighting the urge to scratch my shoulders.

1 comment:

amy said...

Glad to see you post! Sorry for your sunburn. That truly sucks.