Hi all! Brooke, good to see you. Wednesday, you really are superwoman!
In my last post I was all exited about walking again, I had forgotten how tall I was and so did everyone else. I was also exited about a wedding i was going to, it had always been my 'finish line'.
It was a big wedding, lots of money spent (very gaudy outcome, I have to say ) and i was NOT about to hobble or wheel myself. As I said in my earlier post, high heels were on the menu.
A week before the wedding, the dress i made specially for the occasion was ready and stunning. A few days before the wedding, I was ready and stunning too... or so I thought.
Thursday night (wedding on Saturday ) my right cheek has a red painful swelling. A bite? a Sting? NO! A SPOT! A humongous red spot boiling underneath my skin!
I never get spots on my cheeks, if anything my cheeks have been my only facial pride and joy, soft and smooth.
I panicked, What do I do? Whadoaydoooo?? I need to do something, I thought, I can't turn up like this!
So I went out, and for the first time since i was 13, I bought some spot cream!
Reduces redness and swelling in just 4 hours! it read.
I slapped a load on, covered half my cheek with the stuff.
Four hours later, nothing changed, so i put some more on! Every couple of hours I was smothering myself in it, the stuff was so toxic the fumes were making me dizzy. This has to be doing something, I thought, something this potent can't not be magically removing the beast!
Now here is where i learn my lesson... It did make a difference, a massive difference, the stuff was so strong and i smothered so much of it on my face. It left a chemical burn the size of a 10p coin. A deep dark angry red scab with edges like a volcano had just erupted.
It was Saturday morning already. The scab was thick, concealer was not even close to covering it up. So as a last attempt, and here is my second lesson learnt, i picked the scab open. Now it was a meteor that hit earth causing a fire, a flood, and lava to spill out of the huge crater. Yes girls, it was sticky and ugly, you can only imagine how the wedding went for me.
I hope this gives you nightmares!!
PS: Spot cream is an alien invasion in a bottle, designed to dissolve you alive when used.