All my spoons are in all the right places, if you know what I'm talkin' about...
This is one thing that has been an annoyance for me for a long time, and I’m writing about it right now because I have to go and do this thing, and I’m procrastinating. The thing is shaving my legs. And no, I don’t feel annoyed with it because of some kind of gender equality thing. I hate hair. I’d rather it didn’t exist on my body save for my scalp. But it’s the process of shaving that makes it such a pain in my ass.
I have SLE, we know that. Some others who have SLE will know what I’m talking about, others will not. It’s not one of the most common symptoms but it’s still prevalent enough to mention. I bruise and bleed quite easily. And so, whenever I shave my legs, regardless of whether or not I cut myself, I’m in for a half an hour of about a thousand tiny dots, dripping blood down both my legs. It doesn’t hurt, it’s just very annoying, and doubles the time it takes me to get ready. The dots won’t stop bleeding for a while, I usually spend 15 minutes or so applying pressure around my legs with a towel. Then, before I can get dressed, I need to rewash my legs (since they are now gross) and dry them.
And this only gets worse when I’m on Beta Blockers. Which is now.
I guess this post is doubling as a formal apology for any of the strapping fellas or ladies who have been nice enough to touch me and have encountered me during a lazy day. You are saints.
((You should have seen the one time I was talked in to getting my legs waxed. It looked like a horror film.))