March 5, 2012

Wanna See Something Gross?

This is what my hands look like right now.  Covered with itchy, burning hives.  RedDog calls them my witch hands because they are so lumpy and warty looking.  I call them the very bane of my existence.

So much of what we do as mothers, wives and ‘runners of homes’ involves our hands:  from washing dishes and soothing an injured child to folding warm laundry and making meals. It seems like a mom’s hands are ever moving and every last bit of it currently causes me pain and frustration.

Right now this my reality and it is making me miserable. 

I would rather sit all day with my hands plunged into a bucket of ice water, than scrub a dish or toilet, because ice water is the only thing that seems to give any relief.  I’ve been in a Benadryl coma for days with no benefit. Medicines, creams, sprays, nothing working.

And mostly I’m just annoyed with myself. I feel whiny. And tired. And itchy. And complainy. And of no use. In fact, just typing is making me mad. So I’m going to stop.

But I feel better having vented. So thanks.

10 comments:

TracyS. said...

So sad:( Hopefully a cure comes a long soon.

The Queen Vee said...

Maybe it's time to visit Dr. Witchen.

Stacey Gerlach Moe said...

Are you allergic to something? Do they know what caused the hives? What if you wrapped your hands in ice packs for a while....

Apis Melliflora said...

Again?! What, oh what could be causing this?

Any chance your handcream has kiwi extract in it (one of my weird allergies)? or kitty dander? are your dishwashing gloves latex?

You need an allergy sleuth to solve this mystery once and for all!

The Dragonfly said...

Stacey,
Thanks for your concern. They don't know what's caused this. And apparently hives can come and go for quite some time. This is the second time I've had them in the past month. Every night I sit with bags of ice on my hands, the rest of me wrapped up in a blanket shivering! :)
Samantha

Sue said...

Ug, misery! You poor Carlsons sure got the short end of the stick in the allergy department!

MelancholySmile said...

Oh how terrible! When j was on his mission, he broke out in hives every time he was in a particular area. They never figured out what was causing it , but it was miserable. I wish it were easier to take the day off as a mother, but things always fall apart so quickly, don't they?

Aiketa said...

Ooooh, I'm so sorry Samantha! And I totally understand your frustration about those hives...

I agree with some of the comments above {though I don't know what have you already done} but go to the doctor and have some allergy test done. Hopefully they will get to know what is causing it and then you just have to avoid it and never have those hives again!

I hope your pain goes away soon!

All my love.

Janie said...

You poor thing! I know you have hives, but eczema too right? For years I have tried to get help for Maiya's eczema, expensive creams and medicines from the dermatologist and nothing has made a difference until now. My sister told me she uses Curel Itch Defense. In a couple of months, Maiya's eczema symptoms are all gone. Her hands look and feel tons better. You have to use it consistently for a few months, but it's worth it! Try it, you don't have anything to lose!

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