Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"No Thin Skin With The Skin I'm In" by Matt Bergin

Eczema doesn't hurt, per se, but it's a real pain in the butt. A severe case comes with the nuisance of lifestyle changes and lifelong regimented care, not to mention constant questions and uninvited stares. We're right in the thick of it with the real Lesky Lee, her latest outbreak covering her in angry red patches from her shins to her chin. Now we're weighing steroid creams vs immunotherapies and contemplating putting our eldest child, Charlie the Cat, out on the street to remove the most irritating irritant from our otherwise clean, carpetless home. And let's not forget that bathing-suit weather is right around the corner. We're all already practicing our angriest glares in the mirror for the first fool at the pool to mention ringworm or poison ivy! But like the poem says, this girl's got a thick skin and can handle whatever life throws her way. (Although, to be honest, she may have a hard time catching it with moisturizer all over her hands all the time.)