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.