Monday, April 25, 2011

Poison Ivy is Wicked!

Ahh…..the joys of Spring! What is it that they say? Leaves of 3, let it be….Apparently I did not "let it be"! So a little over a week ago I contracted a pretty significant case of Poison Ivy. YUCK! I have had it before but never this extreme. It has pretty much consumed my life because it has been incredibly difficult to get my mind off the big, bubbly bumps and tremendous itching!

I never saw it coming. Apparently the leaves aren't even out yet. I must have been contaminated while pulling out the roots doing some yard cleanup. The thanks I get for my hard work! Mother Nature can be so cruel!

Let's see over the course of the last week and a half I have used the following items to treat it; alcohol, witch hazel, white vinegar, hot water, baking soda, Poison Ivy cream, wash and spray….UGH! I finally was able to get to my Doctor today to get the good stuff….the steroid cream that should make it all finally go away! I do have to say that I appear to be on the mend but I still look like I am suffering from some crazy, rare skin disease. Thank goodness it is only my arms that were affected and not my whole body!

I haven't blogged much this week because I haven't been able to get my mind off of the Poison Ivy. It has been difficult to think of anything that doesn't relate to finding relief for the itching! Now, that it is under control I will try to get back to regular life and post something relevant and interesting!

Happy Gardening and Beware the Poison Ivy!


  1. Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog.
    Have a nice day!

  2. Oh, I hope it goes away soon. Once my cousin and I were playing, unaware, in a patch of poison ivy and my uncle came running in to get us out. He got a horrible case of poison ivy for his heroism....we were left unscathed! LOL

    On another note, also wanted to let you know that I received the Versatile Blogger Award today, and have listed your blog as one of the blogs to pass the award along to. Congrats and thanks for always sharing so much of yourself!
    post is here:

  3. Very funny story, Rory! Although I am sure your Uncle didn't think so!
    Thank you for nominating for the Versatile Blogger Award…I will be sure to pay it forward!

  4. Oh so sorry about your Poison Ivy. I haven't had that since I was a kid. That sounds miserable. I'm glad you finally got the good stuff. May you have a wonderful itch-free day!

  5. Thanks for all your thoughts! I hope you all have a Poison Ivy free summer!