Monday, February 20, 2012
Mick McKellar Update -- Day +365
Resistance is futile...(I hope)
For just over three weeks, Marian and I have been sharing the joy of massaging triamcinolone (steroid) cream into my skin. For the most part, my skin has responded by clearing up and/or peeling off. So far, just my forearms and the tops of my feet have resisted the soothing and healing effects of the steroid cream. Except for that small area in the middle of my upper back (the one I cannot reach without dislocating my shoulder), the maddening itch has scaled back to a general annoyance. Why is it that the worst itch is always in the one place you cannot scratch?
Despite testing my temperature at least daily, no hint of a fever has been noted. I have noted a slight soreness on the inside of my cheeks and I am keeping an eye on that nasty little occurrence. I even slept until after 9:00 a.m. today, with only one excursion (at 5:30) to the water closet downstairs. Sleeping through the night is a good thing...
On the road again...soon...
We're hoping for great weather next Monday. If all goes well, by this time next Monday, we will be in Rochester, MN for a lot of tests and my inoculations.
God bless and good night,
Posted by Mick at 8:36 PM