day 2185 – hydrocortisone

the mosquito bite from yesterday got so out of hand that i couldn’t concentrate on anything. nurse friend said i may have cellulitis and should see a doctor at emergency, but instead i rushed to walmart and settled for some topical cream with hydrocortisone. i even pulled out of hockey last minute because it was burning hot. i felt horrible for staying in on such short notice especially when it’s the start of playoffs for civil war

day 735 – insane irritation

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eight bites on one leg alone after spending half an hour at a park, all of which developed¬†allergic reactions of its own kind. my leg looks swollen and nasty with all the infections hardening and flaring up to 6 centimetres in diameter. one formed into¬†a marble size blister that was not only itching and burning, but disgusting looking. perhaps this just redefined the meaning of swollen ankle. staring at it all night long and couldn’t focus on anything but the irritation, i eventually couldn’t handle it and ended up popping, multiple times