Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Just Scratching The Surface

I've been looking at this blank page for five minutes and had to begin typing just because I was tired of looking at it all nekkid.

The new job is okay. I don't really know what I'm doing, but I will learn what I need to know. Oncology is new to me. I'm still freaking out every time I read a diagnosis, and every single patient has cancer. I know, duh, oncology is the cancer department, but I'm not used to it yet. The nurses and the doctor and, believe it or not, the patients are extremely upbeat, so it's not a depressing atmosphere at all.

I have a bit of dermatitis, a.k.a. itchy rash on my upper chest, neck, and shoulders. I get this every couple of years, but this time it's been hanging on for a month and getting worse. Benedryl's not helping. Any suggestions, other than seeing a doctor? I'm not going to be taking off work for anything no matter what for the next few months. I'm determined to keep this job until August if it kills me.

That's pathetically lame, I know.

4 comments:

Miz S said...

Are you definitely going to be going to U of Missouri, or are you waiting to hear from the other schools that you applied to? That's so exciting! As for the rash, I have nothing.

Nicole said...

Rash: if you've got an itch, scratch it.

That's the best I've got.

Irene said...

I go to the doctor for everything so I can't really help you on this...

Anonymous said...

try hydrocortisone cream 1%, you can get stronger by rx if needed, or maybe a decadron shot or dosepack, or maybe some good exfoliation junk. just a random thought...let me know if I need to make this happen for you...nursecmr