the doctor would believe me and there was something I could do about it.
I've been having weird physical responses to the world lately. The worst of which is a "just below the surface" itchy skin but also includes, sweating all day, hands trembling, dry mouth, brain fog that includes impeded ability to multitask, and more.
The general practitioner says "you're too young." I say "hey buddy, just because I look so youthful and just because YOU'RE a man and older than me does NOT mean that I am too young.
If you wonder what might be causing such physical symptoms, you need only to go here.
All of this stuff is on the "it's personal, you don't share that shit with people" side of life but that boat's done sailed and I'm glad for it because I could really use some psychological support here.
I know many of you women blog friends are older and wiser than I- or have mothers who are older and wiser. If you'd care to share what you know of the experience and how you managed or didn't manage in the comments, maybe someone will be directed here and feel comfort and compassion.
It's hard to write clever posts when your skin is crawling, which mine has been for the last month. There was some temporary relief with prednisone (alas it had issues of its own) but as soon as I was done, the skin crawling began again.
As for the brain fog and multitasking, I take comfort that while I was once brilliant at that, I am now within the standard deviation which likely makes a lot of the people around me who think slower than I do most content.
Next month I will be 47.
In other news, the tickets are purchased and tomorrow night we go to the Pittsburgh Symphony. While I am incredibly happy to be hearing Mozart's Requiem performed live, today I am primarily concerned with sitting still through the itchies and not having emotional overload as a result of the beauty of it.
If ever you knew something and were thinking about commenting and sharing what you know, today would be a great day to do it-