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So…my body hates me. Here’s the deal. I’m allergic to my own sweat, if that makes any sense. I get a light rash when I sweat heavily, which I do a lot. Ugh. It didn’t used to be so bad, but back in ‘01 I got this really bad rash and learned (confirmed) that I had a latex allergy. This meant that where my underwear bands touched, it would rash, especially if when I sweat. And since that’s where sweat tends to accumulate (gravity people!), it gets…bad. So, the doctor said, “Hey, if you lose weight it may not be so bad.” ??? I sweat. Skinny or fat, I sweat. It’s what I do. It’s like my calling card. LOL! In ‘04, I got a full body rash. From my head to my toes. Talk about uncomfortable. I thought I was going to kill someone. Oh yeah that…see, when I’m uncomfortable lash out. I’m mean and I don’t want to talk to anyone at all. Imagine me pregnant and with that rash. It was brutal. Anyway, I have to watch what I eat (some produce triggers the allergy) and keep from sweating.

Needless to say, going to the gym has become pretty uncomfortable for me. Usually, I look forward to fall and winter just for the respite from the rash. Sadly, it’s been in the mid-80s for the past 3 days and it’s coming back. Bad. The trigger? Aloe Vera and Cucumber lotion. It’s the cucumber that’s doing it! Yeah, I feel soft and smell good, but I itch like a mutha and I’m getting very cranky.

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