(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

the mung.

I have it. you don't want it.

well, I know you are all very preoccupied with the swine flu. poor dears. But what about me and my mung? I have 2 occurrences and while JY insists they are spider bites or some other insect...I believe I have developed a slow-incubating, late breaking skin fever that will eventually be documented in the annals of disease history. I can't even BEGIN to entertain the notion of an eight-legged creature investigating my being in the night, sampling where necessary. I'd have to run screaming from the room.

On a side note, I looked for corresponding pictures to share with this post ... but they were just too hideous for words.

I have an approximately 4" in diameter rash just below my right collarbone that itches like mad. and of course I scratch. and rub. and irritate to a frothsome frenzy. right now, my skin patch could pass for that of a 82 year old woman. red. itching. transparent. bumpy. weepy. bothersome.

I fully expect, with the help of magni-enhancement, to spot slimy 8 legged creatures creeping about below my skin.

My current remedy is the consumption of one bottle of 12% wine, red white or gris, per day to distract from the incessant desire to scratch. to a bloody pulp.

I've yet to determine what my excuses are on the non-itching days.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

I find a bottle of wine cures just about anything.

What a ghastly disease/bite symptoms/whatever the thing is.

Mrs C said...

Thank goodness that we live in the land of cheap cures. Whew!

La Framéricaine said...

Suppurating rashes/wounds are not good. Have you been to the doctor? Spider bites can lead to "flesh-eating" bacterial infections--especially spider bites.

Are you taking an antibiotic with your wine?

Randal Graves said...

Good thing said eight-legged creature hasn't burrowed beneath your flesh. Or has it? Muahahahaha, etc.

LF is right, best to get that checked out by someone before you scratch your head off your body while you sleep.

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien said...

yeah, I found the tube of cortisone cream I bought for my tattoo and that saved my bacon in Africa when I had what I now realize was a suspiciously similar rash. The itching is quelled, but if the rash doesn't disappear in a day or so, to the dr. I will go.

guess that means I'll have to find another excuse for my wine intake ...

La Framéricaine said...

Forgive me for barging into your blog in this way, on this matter, but can you send up some smoke signals and beat the tom tom regarding the ghastly French tour bus accident that took place in Monterey County yesterday? I have blogged about it all day and have been speaking to the Red Cross rep and everyone can see the general outline at my place. I know that you have lots of friends in the Bay Area, maybe someone will be interested or will know someone, etc.

Thank you for thinking about it!

Philip Wood said...

Use Windex. That cures everything.

Stacey said...

are you sure it's not shingles?

Rigsby said...

you scoffed at my woggle, but if you had been wearing a neckerchief and woggle in bed, this might never have happened!!!!!

Kathleen said...

until you find out what this really is... find something at the pharmacia that is an oatmeal bath... if you were here i'd give you Aveeno bath powder that you put in your bathwater (works magic on any and all kinds of skin eruptions)to ease the itching and start the healing. and beware of spider bites particularly when you're doing construction in places that no one has been for 50 yrs. beware the brown recluse!!