Thursday, June 19, 2008

A unique form of exercise

I went to a trial pole dancing (polercize?) class tonight. I had a great time. We did some floor work, some practice against the wall, and a little bit on the pole (mostly walking around it and a couple of spins). It' s quite a workout! I very much enjoyed it and I'll think about taking a 6-week session later on. This studio has six levels that are offered as six-week sessions. At level 3 you get to wear high heels :)

The class made me forget about the itchy rash on my back and arm. I don't know what's happened but I have an itchy rash under where the previous fentanyl patches were (the ones before the ones I have on now). There are angry red dots that have shown up and they itch like crazy. it's almost certainly some kind of allergic reaction to the patches, although I don't know why I haven't had the reaction before (well.... I do have some bruisey things where I was leaning on an afghan on my bare leg this afternoon; this doesn't happen often and it doesn't look like that... maybe the two things are connected?). I'm reluctant to put anything on the rash dots in case I make them worse, but if anyone knows of a product that will make them not itch, I'd love to hear about it.

1 comment:

Anne Marie said...

Hi Chantelle,

Try Bactine for that rash of yours - it's an over-the-counter topical antiseptic and local anaesthetic, and works like stink for taking the itch out of skin rashes as well as helping them heal faster. Baking soda & oatmeal baths, though low-tech, work well too.

Hope we'll see you & Ian in August?

-Anne Marie