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No spend week

April 10th, 2013 at 02:42 am

Not that it took any real effort. I was in Saudi Arabia for 8 days. The day before I left, we put aside some food for DW, who never really makes much when I'm not home. This also meant no weekend date, either.

Of course, when I got back, I had gotten a rash on my wrists. Overnight, it spread to my arms, back, legs... basically everywhere but my face. That meant a trip to the doctor. The diagnosis is "contact dermatitis," which basically means I touched something that gave me a rash. I have no idea what I had touched.

Anyway, I now have four different pills and two tubes of cream I have to use. The cost? About a $15 co-pay, which I'm definitely not complaining about. I took all my pills and had a small snack for breakfast - I usually skip morning meals - but I'm not allowed coca-cola at all! I was down to about two cans per day (that's like a radical cutback, for me), but now I'm allowed nothing. We'll be shopping for that fruit-flavored water today sometime. At least "alcohol" was not denied me by the doctor, so I can still drink beer!

Going back to work today for a two-day workweek. Of course, not having had a day off for two previous weeks means that this isn't much of a bargain at all.

3 Responses to “No spend week”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I hope the rash leaves soon!!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Were you using a different laundry soap than usual? Usually contact dermatitis everywhere but the face can be tracked to a laundry soap or fabric softener that is new to the person.

  3. Wino Says:

    LR, Tell DW. That's what I told her. We went to some Tide flower stuff. I always tell her to buy the "fragrance free" stuff, but she won't listen.

    I'm sure she's the only wife who won't listen to her husband, though.

    PS. She did more laundry tonight, and then upped my life insurance pay out. Smile

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