Thursday, September 17, 2009

When the Internet is not your Friend

There is such a thing as too much information. And heavens knows if it can be found on the internet I can find it.

Well Monday was my birthday. Unfortunately it was a rather sucky Monday since I spent my lunch hour getting a 80 panel patch test applied to my back.

Tape everything up. Mark everything up. Tell me I cannot get my back wet for the next 4 days. W00T! NOT. Happy freaking birthday.

Though thanks to all my FB and 'flurk' pleeps that wished me a good one. It's appreciated. I'm kind of a kid at heart regarding birthdays and I'm a little bummed that I only got one actual card in the mail (thanks mom). I need to grow up. lol And Slugbo gave me an iPhone as a wedding anniversary (the 13th) slash birthday present. Thank you baby! I LOVE IT.

So the patches came off yesterday and they said there wasn't anything to see and to come back on Friday. WHAT? Are you frakking kidding me? My back has been on FIRE since these darn things got applied on Monday. NOTHING TO SEE?!?!?!?!

Well I don't believe that's the case today.

Number 8, Number 15 and possibly number 45 are flaring. These were the three that showed up on the 29 panel test I had done in June. Turns out number 8 and number 15 are both related since they are BOTH IN RUBBER. Hugh freaking sigh.

New ones flaring are:
  • Number 4: 4-Phenylenediamine base (reagent in hair dyes, lithography, photocopying, oils, greases, gasoline, rubbers and plastics)
  • Number 65: Disperse Blue 106/124 mix (dye used in textiles. It is also sometimes used in other products such as diapers and seat belts) please please please don't tell me yarn is a textile
  • Number 70: Benzoylperoxide (I've used that many moons ago)
  • Number 79: Propylene Glycol (this is the worst flare of all and go look it up I dare you) - it's variant - polypropylene glycol - is only what helps give spandex, Lycra and elastic it's elasticity

Anyone else see the pattern above? More than half are found in rubber, spandex, lycra (which was SUPPOSED TO BE SAFE) and elastic.

I hope I'm wrong.

I hope I'm seeing things.

I will know tomorrow after lunch.


Barb said...

Wow, what if it turns out that's what it is?? You'd never be able to exercise again!! Hey, maybe *I* am allergic to Spandex and that's why I never get moving...

(I'm just joking Actually, I'm a little worried for you!)

Devyl Gyrl said...

**hugs** I wish I was better at card-sending, I'd get your address so I could try next year. I suck at it. Send your address anyway, you might get lucky ;)

I love you, and hope you are wrong too. Keep a positive mojo going, honey.

**hugs tight**

perpstu said...

*hugs* I am ashamed to admit that I cannot find your address anywhere or I definitely would have sent you a card!

I hope you're wrong too!