Sunday, July 27, 2008

3 Word Sunday

I'm very, very allergic to this stuff. I've already had it twice this summer. Trust me. It sucks! You have no idea how much I hate poison ivy.

Unfortunately, I've got some of this crap growing in my flowerbed and a bush. So today I put on a long sleeve shirt, long pants, socks and shoes. I looked like a doofus. I'm sure the neighbors were loving it. Especially since it was 80 degrees outside. I wore rubber latex gloves with my shirt sleeves tucked into them. And those were underneath a pair of gardening gloves. I wanted to be sure no skin was exposed. If I owned a welder's helmet I would've worn that, too.

I had to use a paintbrush to paint the weed killer on the stems so as to try to avoid killing the good plants. So that means I had to touch this crap. Yikes!! I carefully stripped naked in front of the washer and threw everything in. Including the shoes. Then I ran upstairs and jumped in the shower and nearly scrubbed my skin off.

I'm feeling a little itchy right now. I'm really hoping that it's just pyschological. What you wanna bet I still get it?

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15 comments:

Vicki said...

Run, don't walk, to the drugstore and get some Zanfel. It actually washes off the Urushiol oil, even after a breakout has started. The itch left me in 3 minutes. I used it twice a day for 4 days and the reaction is gone. If you google the website they have a list of stores that carry it. We tried the drugstore (copy) brand and it worked also. Hope you don't have poison ivy to begin with, and hope if you do it's gone soon.

~ Alison n' Mali~ said...

They do sell stuff that you wash with after possible exposure to help prevent getting the rash.

Not sure if its what Vicki up above just mentioned, but my bro-in-law uses it & it seems to work well.

good luck!!

Donna said...

Poison ivy is the WORST! I had a case a couple summers ago that would not go away...miserable! Hope you've escaped it!

Daniella said...

I can't stop laughing that you used the word doofus. Have not heard that in a long time but so remember it. Okay, seriously, I hope you don't have poison ivy :)

Happily Imperfect said...

Oh no ... hoping you don't end up with it.

Catherine said...

Not fun! Found out this summer...err my neighbour who helps me with my gardens found out that I had poison ivy too. You're much kinder than I am. I bought weed killer and went to task thus the explanation for the dead patches of lawn and flowers in my back yard.

Hope all your hard work got rid of the stuff once and for all!

OziMum said...

I'm scratching just thinking about it!!!

Hey, just read your comment on PIPOs blog... I totally get if things change... but Mia is so gorgeous!!!

Gen said...

Uggh - How much you wanna bet I'll get it now after reading this post?

I've never had poison ivy or been stung by a bee - NOW i'm sure it will happen.

Oh and I loved the q&a!!

Much love and many hugs,
G

Sandra said...

Matt is extremely allergic as well. Hope it's not as bas as you think it might be!

Debra Sue said...

It's one of the few things I NOT allergic too! I hope you are itch-free!

Headmeister said...

My money's on the poison ivy, only because I know you, and I know that all you have to do is SAY the words poison ivy and you get it! lol!!!

BTW, I can't tell you how many times I've ripped this stuff our of my yard with my bare hands and not realized it was poison ivy... that's how I found out that I'm not allergic to it!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

HOpefully the itching was all in your head (no pun intended) meaning, I hope you didn't get PI in your scalp or anything. That would really VIGOROUSLY INHALE! :0)

Shannon said...

So where do you stand? Are you the new poster girl for the next Batman movie? Move over Uma!

kris said...

I think (just maybe) my brother hates it as much as you (wink). Hope you don't swell up and itch like a banshee. Though I've no clue what a banshee is.

Colleen said...

EEEEWWW! I hate P.I! I used to get it so bad as a kid. I would walk by it and catch it. I hope you don't get it...sounds like you armored up pretty good. LOL