Hey all. I’m currently 19 weeks and 6 days pregnant. WOWSER. Still alive and kicking. Give it a couple of month’s that may change *wink*.
ANYHOW, Right after my last journal entry, I developed a HIDEOUS, looking body rash, called Pityriasis Rosea. I had never heard of it before, I’m guessing few do, unless they get it, but it only affects .14% of the population, and has no association with pregnancy, so take that .14%, and add on the probability that this would happen during the also .14% or less, of my life spent being pregnant. COME ON NOW!!! What are the freakin odds. I seriously need to play lotto daily, cause I’m just soooooo due!
Anyhow, It is the most horrible looking, most itchy, annoying, disgusting thing, I’ve ever had the absolute non-pleasure of seeing or feeling. I won’t even take the steroid creams they prescribed to help with the insane itch and spreading, because of the babies, I just do not like the side effects, no matter what they tell me, so it goes on it’s own , there is no true cure, BUT can last up to 8 sometimes 10 weeks long!! Can you imagine? I can’t!
It started with some ringworm looking circle on my hip, and i didn’t think too much of it, but then it started itching, and growing, and then little patches started forming elsewhere, and let’s just say it spreads by the day, scares the willies out of me, doesn’t let me sleep at night, and is making me CRAZY! I feel like a mutant. I thought it was PUPPS at first based on my online web searches, it seemed more plausible, especially in being pregnant, and with multiples no less, but turns out it is not in any way associated, and is not PUPPS, just the crazy luck of the draw. Unluck of the draw, is a better way to say it!
The dermatologist assures me, I likely will NOT get a horrid case, at this point, as this has been a couple of weeks already, since the ‘herald patch’ 1st appeared, but I know my luck, I could end up covered, WAH!! I went and read online again, something I should not have done, and scared the crap out of myself, pardon my french. Read how long it can last, that despite what my Dr. told me, you can be left with scarring, which in looking at it, you’d think so *sigh*, and that there is no cure, you have to wait it out, and it really is soooo not fun.
They say it’s called pityriasis, because you pity the damn fool unlucky enough to get it…UGH! Hard enough to be pregnant with twins and always worrying, but now this? Then I saw one study, somewhere online, that showed horrible effects on babies when the mom had this illness, during pregnancy. My Dr. tried to calm me down on that 1, it’s only one small case study, and he’s never heard or seen any outcomes such as that, and so my babies will be just fine, but just more thing to worry about, I mean come on already!
CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m not too savvy with photoshop, but i’m definitely not wanting to remember this mess, I’m gonna use the one tool I know as of yet, on that program, and bleep away those red marks, for my belly pics, because it’s too gross to look at. I hate looking down at my belly. I hope it doesn’t spread too far, but who knows. What i read it sounds definitely like it can spread most everywhere, but the face. Isn’t that encouraging. Welp, off to buy me a lotto ticket, and sulk some more. I’ll see ya back soon!