Yes, when my hands sweat it burns. Not like a gentle warming, I’m talking Linda Blair response to holy water in the movie, The Exorcist – only on my hands. And, so that’s how my hands feel today.
It has happened many times, I am sharing my experience with you because I can’t be the only one who has ever been burned by the salt of their own sweat. I like to put a humorous spin about how scleroderma and sarcoidosis effect me. But sometimes, things that happen sound so crazy to me, I just have to find the funny. I think every day that this whole chronic illness experience has been one long strange trip and if I don’t find a way to make fun of it, I will go crazy.
And, just for the record: I’m not crazy. The Veteran’s Administration had me tested. Extensively. But, if your hands burn from your own sweat, you already know I’m not crazy.
So, what do I do when my hands burn? Washing provides temporary relief. I also drink more water than usual. Keeping cool never works because I dress warm for the cold, then my hands sweat even though they are cold to the touch. Yep, that’s nuts- not me.
So, in the spirit of laughing at what scares me to make myself stronger, I’m going to enjoy some Seth Mac Farlane humor. Join me and laugh. It will make you stronger. Need convincing? I will deploy the never-fail Petter Griffith Persuasion Technique: Come one!
My favorite clip is The Smokey and The Bandit. What was your favorite moment?
Have a great Monday everyone! Sing it with me: East Bound and Down… Loaded up and Truckin’!