Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I Have a Rash & it Sucks. // Jen J.

Welp.  I am tardy to the happy New Year post party.  I've had a rough go of it lately and honestly I haven't felt like typing.  I am not feeling normal.  

I bitched a few weeks ago that I had contracted the Strep throat; which long story short resulted in me having an allergic reaction to an antibiotic.  A major rash ensued.  To help cure the rash that covers my belly, knockers, and legs, I was prescribed the steroid Prednisone. 

Surprise, surprise - putting the holiday feed bag on and a rash is NOT a good combination.  My bulging waistline rubbing up against red itchy blotches is majorly uncomfortable and has left me pretty much living in yoga pants.  I am sure if you are reading this you understand the love/hate relationship us husky gals have with elastic waistbands.  It's a vicious cycle.  They give you a false sense of security, leaving us eating more.  Which of course is exactly what I've been doing.

In addition to being uncomfortable, there's the vanity factor.  My BF just returned from his Christmas trip home and I  am seriously ready for some loving.  But literally not feeling comfortable in my own skin and  looking like a leper is a reverse boner.  Who wants to have sexy time when they look like they were raped by a mound fire ants?

Then there's the Prednsione.  It effing sucks.  Thank God I finished the prescription yesterday. For the past week I've felt like I've been hopped up on speed, suffered from insomnia, and have had the appetite of a hippo. All that and the effing rash is still here!

The good news is that I am having an infusion today for my Ulcerative Colitis and I will be able to run my little skin irritation problem by my nurse.  Gosh, there's always something!  You'd think I was elderly considering how much I gripe about my health.

All this commotion has my weight up this week and I am officially out of the Last Loser Standing competition.  This morning I tipped the scales at 179.8 up from 178 last week.  womp, womp.  


I also was going to start the Bermuda triangle laser hair removal process tomorrow but had to cancel for obvious reasons.  I rescheduled for next week so hopefully I am cleared up by then.  For those of you interested, here's what I learned at the consultation.  It typically takes four to six treatments to completely remove the hair from an area.  The cost is $730 for a package of four treatments and I can purchase additional treatments if I need to go up to six.  Each treatment lasts approximately 15 minutes and allegedly feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin.  In order to be effective, the hair has to be dark (it won't work on blonde or gray) and after the treatment you need to stay out of the sun/tanner for at least a week. 

I truly hope that you guys are off to a better start than I am.  I look forward to documenting my goals for 2013 in a subsequent post after I become normal again.

Be well.  Happy 2013!


  1. You poor thing :( I hope you get to feeling better asap and over all the un-healthiness! Positive note? You looked smoking hot in the pics you posted from NYE so even if you didn't feel like it, you totally looked it!

  2. I hope you get better soon :( I know what you mean about not feeling sexy time because you're just not comfortable in your own skin. My poor Hubs hardly ever gets any because I just don't feel good about myself, which leads to not wanting sexy time.

    Happy New Year...2013 is going to be great!

  3. Awww..hugs to you, rash and all :) Hope things get to clearing up and you can get back to normal!

  4. I hope you get relief from that rash soon! It sounds miserable. I totally get the stretchy pants and eating more. I should wear tight jeans everyday to remind myself not to eat. Thanks for hair removal info.

  5. Oh, man, we are seriously, like the same person. I weigh ounces away from what you weigh AND I also suffered a big ol' body rash, I think from the sauna at the resort we stayed at! Womp fricking womp on all that. Rash is almost gone, thanks to red light therapy. Have you tried it? It's so amazing. Anyhow, here's to better health ahead!

  6. I love you and your rash!! just fyi. :)
    Hope things get back to normal soon!

  7. I hope you feel better soon! I'm hoping to lose some weight in the new year. It would be great if I could be down 7 pounds. I'd like to invite you to my blog for weight loss wednesdays and if you're interested, guest post with tips or your success story. Esther Norine Designs

  8. Prednisone makes me feel like strangling everyone who lives through my raging screaming. Oh but it clears up inflamation nearly every time. I have to take it every year for bad poison ivy and this year I also took it for a horrible nearly swollen shut sore throat.
    Get well soon. Maybe the UC infusion will reduce the inflammation? I have no idea what kind of infusion you get.

  9. Girl, what do you think lights out is for? He'll never be able to see the rash if it's pitch black! But for reals, I hope you heal up fast. I know this is minor league, but did you try Benadryl cream to alleviate some of the itch? 2013 can only get better, right?!

  10. Damn meds! .. can't wait to hear (read?) about the laser hair removal :)

  11. Poor girl. Does not sound like a good time at all. I hope everything turns out well.

  12. If you'll keep an eye on Groupon or Living Social you can find AWESOME deals on hair removal. (At least in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of TX we can.)I just had to pass up $129 for 6 treatments because it came out right at Christmas, but that's the 2nd time I've seen prices that low.

  13. Yowza on the rash! I'm curious if you're doing laser hair removal through a place that's heavily advertised in Cincinnati


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