from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.


drive thru doc

so i went to the dermatologist today for the first time since i was a pimply high school girl. i had a list of potential issues i ticked through with him; and i kid you not, this guy checked, diagnosed and sent me on my way faster than mcdonald’s can say ‘may i take your order’. in the interest of learning from each other’s experiences, let’s talk warts. that’s right- wart. i am not ashamed (yet):

me: and … i have this other … *thing*.
doc: what kind of thing?
me: well, a wart.
doc: how bad does that wart bother you? because it rEaLLy hurts to take those off. eventually it will fall off on its own and it isn’t contagious.
me: b u t c a n ‘ t t h e y s p r e a d ?
doc: if it hasn’t already ... you’re probably fine.


Blogger Kiker said...

I have had the same dang wart on my thumb on and off since I was fifteen. It is the only one I have. I have had it removed.... it comes back. Once it was gone for THREE years before it returned. Now, I just look away from it.

You know, I have had that same experience with dermatologists... it IS like a drive thru!

6/10/2005 09:57:00 AM

Anonymous ramer said...

As a kid I battled with this virus. I hate the word w@r+, so my little sister and I called them sugars. This made us feel better about having these horrible little devils on our hands.

Sugars... now doesn't that make it better already!?

6/10/2005 04:56:00 PM

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6/10/2005 04:59:00 PM

Blogger betsy said...

sugars. very creative. but i always equate sugar with kisses ... now that's eeew.

6/10/2005 05:11:00 PM

Blogger Amanda said...

I too had this 'plague' to an extreme when I was young. When a tiny wart showed it's ugly head recently, I tried "Freeze Away" a close cousin of "Clear Away", but one that actually works. Anyway, it hurts like a bitch for about 5 seconds and then it'll turn into a small blister and fall off. It's good times, and effective, too. Good luck!

6/15/2005 03:20:00 PM

Blogger Trista said...

This is a comment to your "drive thru doc" post (I say that cause it's old and otherwise you might wonder what the hell I'm talking about)

When I was 11 my right hand was covered in warts. It was horribly embarrasing and nothing over the counter could get rid of them. Well, my parents raised me pagan, so I looked up a spell to remove warts. It took me a while, cause removing warts is a huge joke of a spell, but I finally found one.

take 1 piece of tissue paper and cover the wart with the paper. Trace the wart on the paper with a fine ink pen. Then burn the paper in a silver bowl and dispose of the ashes in a stream.

I was 11. I didn't have any of those things, and I didn't want to ask anyone cause I didn't want anyone to laugh at me and my warty, warty hand. So I took type paper and traced the warts with a magic marker (they weren't very accurate tracings being as how I'm right handed and all -- just looked like a bunch of irregular blobbly circles randomly scattered across the paper) and then burned the paper in my mom's aluminum mixing bowl (hey at least it was silver colored) and then flushed the ashes down the toilet.

You know, within a week they started getting smaller and by the end of the month they had entirely gone away. Every once in a while I notice one starting on my hand and I just look hard at it and think of the aluminum bowl and within weeks it is gone.

Just thought I'd tell you this in case you've still got one...

11/23/2005 12:12:00 PM


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