Tuesday, April 14, 2009

19 Seconds

That's how long my first UVB light treatment took this morning. It looked exactly like a stand up tanning booth. Getting ready to get into the booth took longer than the actual treatment! I will be going 3 times a week for a few weeks and each time I go the treatment will be a little longer and at a slightly higher intensity (I think it's measured in millijoules or something like that.) I go again tomorrow - maybe it will be 25 seconds! :)

The rash is getting better on my arms and neck. Those were a couple of the first places it showed up. The rash on my stomach is not as red, but still pretty dense. My legs are healing the slowest, but I've heard that the lower body heals more slowly than the upper body. It's been about 5 weeks since the rash first showed up and I am ready for it to be gone!

In other breaking news, I've learned I am not an artist. I was drawing pictures on one of those magnetic drawing boards and my 2 year old daughter was guessing what I was drawing. She was having trouble guessing when I drew a duck, so I prompted, "Is it a...duck?" She answered, "That's not a duck!" Oh, well, Michelangelo I am not. Maybe more like Picasso. :)

Have a great day everyone!

3 comments:

SmoketheBlowfish said...

Abby, I am so sorry you still have that rash (but probably not as sorry as you are). I really do hope and pray it goes away soon.


Later

mikeZ

Fred said...

HI Abby! At least you don't have to spend a lot of time getting 'the treatment'...(is this a different type of treatment than before? sorry if that's a dumb question...)

I'll keep my fingers crossed the rash disappears soon!

Take care,

F.

Abby said...

Thanks, guys!

Fred, I think the treatment I mentioned before was my laser tattoo removal. Now I am getting UVB light treatment for the rash. As soon as the rash clears, I'm going back for another tattoo removal treatment! :)

And today's UVB treatment? 21 seconds long!