I went back to the doctor this morning and showed her my burned hand…she was not at all pleased to see the rash that has developed around/on top of the wound. It has been itching like crazy; I’d compare it to having a burn and then having poison ivy on top of it. Basically I want to claw my hand off.
So the doctor prescribed me some steroids to calm down the reaction (I don’t know what I’m reacting to; I’ve tried every permutation of cream and wrapping available). She also gave me a script for an antibiotic to prevent infection since steroids make you more prone to it.
I’ll let you in on a little secret…after the strep/yeast/uti drama of last year, I am now slightly terrified of antibiotics. I have not taken any for over a year. So please pray that I can be an agreeable patient and do what the doctor told me to. I’ll be chasing the antibiotics with a probiotic every night.
After all my mom’s little side effects post-chemotherapy, we have named her the “Queen of Side Effects.” I seem poised to take the tiara as the Princess thereof.