3 of them have faded to a pinkish color and are smaller. Just 12 hours earlier they were dark purple. Healing fast. I’m still keeping my eye on the one with the halo.
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So, all day I’ve been obsessing over these bites.
Because, like…what if they are bed bugs? Then I have to live with them into the complex decides to exterminate? No way. And I’ve read they are hard to get rid of. Very hard.
Last night (or this morning) I went to bed at 6AM and woke when my mother called me just a couple hours later. I couldn’t sleep thinking there may be bugs just waiting for me to doze off.
But then, what if I’m being silly? What if it’s not bed bugs? I mean, I haven’t seen ANY signs of them. But what else would explain the randomness of the bumps? By the way, a new one (actually 2 close together) popped up on my foot. I noticed the itching around 2AM. And I was wide awake and walking around. Did I get it the night before? During the day? I’m going nuts!!
On top of wondering HOW I got them, I’m wondering if they look bad. I have 4 (including the 2 new ones) that are only slightly red and are very small. But then there are 6 that were rather large. Yes, I measured them. They are all about 1/2 inch across. One of them has a flesh colored halo around it that measures 2 inches or so. The ones that I got the first night started to turn dark red/purple (like a bruise — I also bruise when giving blood). The very first one I got is already fading. There is one that is bright red (the one with the halo), but if it follows the same pattern as the others, it will turn dark and hopefully fade w/o scarring. Honestly, it looks like I have hickies on my legs. *sigh*
I have not allowed myself to scratch since yesterday. This has been very hard, but I’ve stayed armed with alcohol, cortisone and Benadryl. Also, the fear of infection has stopped me from scratching anymore. I will NOT be sleeping tonight (since apparently they come out late night/early morning .. 3-5AM). I will instead sleep early and stay up! Tomorrow morning I will call the office and see if they’ll send someone over to check out things.
So yes, I’ve been obsessing. I probably know everything there is to know about bed bugs. And watch, it will turn out to be something else.
Okay, let’s talk about something different.
I wasn’t able to focus too much on the book today. But SM sent me a draft of what she had been working on (yes my daughter and I often email or IM each other from across the apartment). She rushed it a bit. What she did in 15 pages, needs to be expanded on. So I’ll be taking care of that over the next couple days. But things are going very well. I’m excited!!
And just more fuel for the “she’s nuts” fire. See that picture above? That’s my kitchen. I know…small. Whatever. Anyway, do you see anything off in that picture. Something in that kitchen is OFF and it’s been driving me crazy!! (See that closet? My washer and dryer is in there. It’s small too. UGH!) <—-that’s not the off thing I’m talking about though. LOL