I’m sensitive

I’ve been sensitive my whole life but things are changing.

Emotionally I can brush off a lot more than I could a few years ago.

Physically I’m getting worse.

I’m sensitive to cocoa butter…applied topically as well as ingested.  I love chocolate and know how much I can eat before it bothers me.  I don’t knowingly apply cocoa butter to my skin at all.

I’m sensitive to dish detergent so I have to wear rubber gloves.  Not necessarily a bad thing.  I will wash dishes without them if I’m at someone else’s house.

A few years ago I discovered I’m sensitive to sodium lauryl sulfate in toothpaste so I have to be careful what kind I use.

Now it’s the adhesive on bandages.  Last summer I had some of those sticky heart monitor patches on my torso and one started melting into my skin.  Literally ate my skin.  It took months to heal.  Last week I has a blood test and the lab assistant put a Band Aid over the site.  When I took it off, my skin was red and blistered.

Tuesday afternoon I had a visit to the doctor that required a couple of Band Aids and sure enough when they were removed, my skin was red, blistered and burning.  But I had to replace the bandage to protect my clothing.  I found some gauze and paper tape to use and am hoping I don’t have any more red, blistered, burning skin.

Mr. Aitch called a repair man about our heat pump/air conditioner.  He was out so maybe he’ll call today to schedule a service visit.  Mother Nature cooled things off last night and we were comfortable with the lower humidity, lower temperatures, and a refreshing breeze.  Should be a much more pleasant day today.

5 thoughts on “I’m sensitive

  1. I am sensitive (allergic, if you will) to adhesive bandages as well. Always have to ask for paper tape when having blood work done and they’re usually prepared to oblige.

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  2. Yikes! So sorry about all the allergies.

    I’m totally enjoying the balmy, breezy weather here in Connecticut. It’s a nice change from the heat and humidity.

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  3. I have paper tape and gause on my many scrapes on my legs and knees. I don’t know how I got them. On my left leg, I scratched it and I had blood all over the pant leg. I had to soak my P.J. (one leg only) and then get a clean pair. I bandaged the scrapes and had to remind me not to scratch again..

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  4. I’d never heard of an allergy to adhesive, and that does not sound fun. I read somewhere that our immune systems keep getting bigger as we get older and we grow more sensitive to certain allergens. I hope that you don’t develop anymore allergies. You have your fair share I would say!

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