Happy First Day of October everyone! Is there lovely, crisp fall weather where you are? Because things are feeling decidedly autumnal here in Toronto, and I am loving it.
My apologies for the later than usual post; I’ve got a bit of a, erm, situation happening here that’s been keeping me a bit distracted today. It’s a little awkward … but of course that’s not going to stop me from sharing it with you! After all, you’ve already seen my pyjama pants.
So. This weekend I was all set to fully enjoy the aforementioned autumnal weather, when I noticed a rash on my hip. I assumed it was just dry skin and went on my merry way. However. Now might be a good time to mention that my merry way included coming home from my super strenuous weekend activities of going for walk and getting a pumpkin spice latte to … take a nap.
No problem, I think to myself, this is just from Christian Bale keeping me up the night before. (Batman Begins was on tv. What did you think I meant?!?) I just need to catch up on some rest. And so my merry way continues along until it’s time to meet my parents and Shutterbug Sis for dinner. When we arrive, I casually mention that the skin on my hip is bothering me (this was probably right around the time that I was debating going casually pants-less to dinner, because I was just, you know, casually itchy) and my mom, in her infinite mom-wisdom, takes a look at my hip and says:
Hmm … and it’s just on that one spot on your hip? You know hon, you should probably get that looked at … it’s probably nothing … except that it might be SHINGLES
So of course as soon as she said that it instantly got a hundred times itchier and I became instantly paranoid and convinced that I have GROWN UP CHICKEN POX.
“Gross.” says Shutterbug Sis. “Can you put your pants on and get off my couch?”
I’m going to see the doctor this afternoon. (Shutterbug Sis got over her gross-ness and very kindly let me take the appointment that she had previously booked.) I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about. I’m sure it’s just dry skin. I’ll keep you posted.
UPDATE: You guys!!! IT’S GROWN UP CHICKEN POX. EEEEEEEEEEEEW.
But at least it will make for some good blogging material. As my friend and fellow blogger Deb says,
This is seriously hilarious on a not funny but man is it hilarious front.