Wednesday, September 1, 2010


All my life I have had friends call me weird. I figure it's not a big deal, because I know there are several times when someone will make a comment and my immediate response will be, "you're weird". So perhaps being called "weird" a couple hundred times before one turns the ripe age of thirty is "normal".

This past month I noticed a slight deformation of the skin on the back of my right arm. In fact, I could recall seeing them several times over the course of the past several years. But since the spots are on the back of my arm I tend to forget about them. They are three round little circles of what looks like peeling skin. They don't itch, so although my first initial thought was ringworm, I've had ringworm before and know from experience that ringworm itches like crazy!

Parker had his well baby visit two weeks ago and I figured I'd be a little sneaky and since I was already in the room with the doctor I would ask him his opinion (and hopefully save on a co-pay!). The day before I showed a friend of mine and she suggested hydrocortizone cream. I didn't have any so I decided to wait and see what the doctor said about the situation.

Just as planned, during the visit I asked the doctor what his opinion was on the spots on my skin. He looked at it and began "thinking out loud" saying that it wasn't shingles (*gasp* I hadn't even thought about shingles!), or it wasn't this, or it wasn't that. Eventually he said he didn't know what it was but to try putting some hydrocortizone cream on it. (When I told my friend this she said to pay up! LOL!) I have a tendency to repeat what doctors say as to make sure I'm understanding them correctly, so I asked, "so you've never seen anything like this before?" He replied with a simple, "Nope." From the back of the room Greg pipes up and says, "You're just weird, Felicia." The doctor looked at me and said, "Hey, he said it. Not me!" We all know that that means he was thinking it he just wasn't going to say it!

So there you have it! Since a doctor thinks it, it must be true! I'm officially weird!

*As a side note, after using hydrocortizone cream for two weeks the spots are now gone!*
*As another side note, the grammer rule "I before E, except after C" does not apply to the word "weird". I learned that from using spell check. Is it just me or is that just a little.....weird?*


Kendra said...

I am glad that the cream took care of the spots. On another note, thank you for your posts, most always make me smile or laugh!

Sheila said...

I don't remember saying so many times that you are weird, though I'm sure I have. I do call you blonde a lot, or say your roots are showing. ; )
Love you to bits sis.
*At least now I have a weird brother AND sister. : D