Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I'm Bringing Blisters Back

Fever blisters, that is.

It's not that I wanted to start a new fad, but I now have my second fever blister in less than three months.  So I figured, why not just make it the new thing to do.  Come on, who's with me?

I don't think I mentioned it on the blog when I suffered through the last one.  It was so traumatic that I think I just went into hiding for a while.  Also, I told myself that if I just pretended it wasn't true, then maybe it wasn't.  That dad-blame blister lasted for two weeks.  For real.  I wouldn't lie to you.  Oh, and it hurt.  Really bad.

Here we go again.  I started feeling a little bumparoo on Monday when I was home sick.  My friend, Amy, is the unfortunate fever blister queen because of the number of them she's had in her life.  She says that I probably got this new one because my immune system was down with the stomach virus.  Apparently, these little suckers just wait around to kick you when you're already down.  How rude.

If you are also a fever blister queen, please chime in to let me know any blister prevention, advice, treatments, cures, support groups, fever blisters anonymous, etc. that may be of help to me.  

"Hello, my name is Michele, and I have ANOTHER fever blister."
This is my new life.

I've given this one a name.  Bertha.  She's a real beaut.  Pretty sure she's reached the size required to have her own area code and zip code.  She's probably planning a party and hanging flyers around town that say, "Party in the 504". (504 is her area code).

I figured if I'm going to have them this often, I might as well just give them names and embrace them.  There have certainly been moments wondering why I've been stricken in this way.  I've decided that God is teaching me a lesson (or two) about vanity.  I was reminded of this verse a few times:

"...The Lord does not look at the things people look at.  People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7

The poor people around me have no choice but to look at it ~ it's huge.  What a nice reminder though from the Bible about what's truly important!  Also, I act silly and whine and complain, but I KNOW that my little problem is nothing compared to what so many people are dealing with right now.


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