I went to the dermatologist for the first time yesterday. I have a lot of moles – my whole family is mole-y – so I just wanted to have them checked out. Also, I’ve had these red blotchy spots in the middle of my chest for like four years, so I figured someone should probably look at them. Jess had recommended this doctor to me, and she was so nice!
The exam wasn’t bad at all – they check you all over, and measure any mole that’s a little different shape or is kind of big, and mark on a diagram where it is. If you do this once a year, then they can see if there’s a change in any moles. There were a couple that they want to keep an eye on, but other than that, I’m all good. The red blotchy stuff was diagnosed as tinea versicolor. Basically, there’s a type of bacteria, or fungus, or yeast, that lives on everyone’s skin normally, and I have developed a sensitivity to it. There’s really no cure for this, but the doctor prescribed some anti-fungal kind of lotion for me to use twice a day until the spots go away, and then I can use it again if/when they come back. I know this sounds totally disgusting, but it really isn’t that gross, it’s just some red spots in the middle of my chest. It actually looks like this picture, except it’s only a couple spots, unlike this poor guy.
Anyway, that was cool, and then I got GG to really clean up the house last night! He had piles of papers and mail and stuff on the dining room table and the kitchen table, so he sorted through all those (and found some things that had been missing). While he did that, I dusted in the dining room and straightened up some other things in the kitchen. We have a table again! Then he filed some papers up in his office, while I filed some of my own papers. I think he cleaned up a stack of papers and books and magazines that was behind his office door, preventing it from opening all the way. I’m not sure if he did that or not because I fell asleep, woke up just enough to brush my teeth, and went to bed.