So today I noticed I had red bumps, which look like bug bites, all along my right arm. Upon further inspection (aka a shower) I saw they were on my stomach too. Thank god! I was so relieved to see these bumps had appeared at the perfect time – right before my dermatologist appointment tomorrow. I’ve actually had that eye situation going on now for over a month. The under eye irritation seems to be popping up at random times, even the days when I don’t sleep in my contact lenses, use infected eye make-up, or remove the makeup with an infected eye pad… When this first began over a month ago, my assistant (aka my mother) called to make me a dermatologist appointment with my doctor in my hometown. Two weeks after the incident, I was sitting in her office, my eye/skin totally healed (or so I thought at the time). I felt like a moron when the doctor came in to ask why I was there, and I had no reason. “Mole check?” I mumbled. Annoyed that I hadn’t scheduled time for this procedure, she begrudgingly gave my body a once over, with the same brevity of the head to toe eye scan that creepy construction workers give as you walk past them on the street.
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Last weekend the mysterious eye disaster appeared once again. I quickly found a dermatologist in the city who would take my insurance, and made the first available appointment for tomorrow morning. Well, as I look in the mirror, my eye problem is once again nonexistent. I think I’ll sleep in my contacts and put on some makeup before bed, just to try and bring it out. I can’t handle the humiliation of showing up to another dermatologist without any skin problems to display. That is why I am so relieved to see a new ailment has arrived. I just hope it sticks around until tomorrow – I don’t want to get a reputation as the girl who cried skin infection!