Thursday, May 01, 2008

when it rains…

When I was in P-town last week (two weeks ago? Crazy. And, by the way, that was a great and much needed vacation) I made a little visit to la Salon Chloe. It’s this great place that gives you the greatest eyebrows ever. Anyway, I had the highly skilled esthetician do a little work cleaning out my pores, especially that one on my chin that had been giving me trouble for about two weeks (maybe longer.) And for a day things were fine. And then the blemish started getting a little red. And then it started growing into more of a, well, boil. And then I woke up one day with the most embarrassing pus hill on my chin. I tried to hide it with makeup and pretend that nothing was wrong, but soon the nodes under my chin started swelling and grew very tender to the touch. (Do you kind of wish you could have been here to see it? Seriously. It was the kind of thing where people found it so gross that they can’t stop looking. Welcome to my world.) The moral of the story? I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a nasty combination of a staph infection and a strep infection. From my blemish. Doesn’t that take a certain skill? I don’t know about you, but that was one winning combo I was hoping to avoid. After three days of antibiotics things are starting to calm down. Oh, no, the blemish hasn’t decreased. Don’t worry. But the swelling under the chin has gone down. And there is this fairly attractive scab forming on my chin.

I am, like, 15 years old. Hear me roar.

4 comments:

housewife said...

Wow, that sounds painful . . . and embarrassing. Do we get a picture?

Madelyn said...

do you think the salon person caused the infection? staph infections are serious business! my friend had one in his lip once. glad the medicine is working.

Jennifer Lee said...

No, I don't think it was the salon person. I think it was me picking at it--I'm an idiot like that.

Ginet said...

I feel your pain. I once had a blemish so seriously awry...half of my face swelled to twice it's normal size, was basically paralized from the pressure and was bright red. I'm pretty sure it started flashing "this is the grossest thing you will ever look at" to people around me. My sister had it happen to her once too. I managed to snap a picture of mine. I'll share it with you one day when I want to relive the humiliation.