For the past couple days I have been thinking that I've been getting an awful lot of bug bites.
"Geez, maybe the cats have fleas." I treat the cats, I treat the fabrics, I treat the couches, I wash the sheets. I have changed the sheets at least three or four times this week.
That doesn't help. I'm seriously hating sleeping in my bed. Last night I was awake from 3 to 6 trying to sleep on the bathroom floor and then eventually go down to the couch to watch a movie. My scalp is a mass of bumps and itchiness. My knees are practically one big red blob. My arms and hands are covered in welts, my neck, my thighs, my ears. One of my eyes is half swollen shut.
We go to the doctor today and I'm afraid at first I have chicken pox. It's 'just' hives. I want to rip my skin off of my body, but all I get is a couple little white allergy pills. I've taken an oatmeal bath and coated myself with cortaid.
There's no obvious cause. Maybe it was a flat of flowers I just planted? That's my best guess. All I really know is that it is agony. Good thing I haven't cut my nails lately.
I'm going to be camping on the couch with movies, books and ice cream. Whatever I can find to make me feel a little bit better. You'd think they'd use this as torture in prisons. I'd crack for sure.