I thought I didn't catch poison ivy.
I was wrong.
After working in the yard,
I saw two places on my leg.
I started applying calomine lotion
and pretty much forgot about them.
Several nights later, I scratched my chin.
That didn't relieve the itch.
I looked in the mirror
and thought I could see redness along my chin.
I still wasn't worried.
I have fairly good control.
I applied calomine lotion and went to bed.
When I woke up the next morning,
I could see my cheek!
(You just looked down to see if you could
see your cheek, didn't you?)
I knew this wasn't good, so I called the doctor.
I was given a shot and two prescriptions.
I thought all would be fine.
While the itching was relieved,
taking the prednisone for a week was very hard.
It made me feel so dizzy and uncomfortable.
This has curtailed my work in the yard.
You can believe I will be very careful next time I
go out to pull weeds.
I think I got poison ivy on my shirt and
then wiped my face with the shirt.
I also learned from my doctor
that calomine lotion doesn't heal poison ivy.
It only relieves that itchy feeling.
A cold washcloth could do the same.
Be careful out there, Ladies.