Monday, April 11, 2011

Itches I Have Known

Hey, Y'all,
Now, I admit this may be a kind of off-the-wall post, but that is the kind I love to do. The first itching I can remember is when I had the Chicken Pox and I must have been around three or four years old. I still have a scar on one of my fingers near the place it joins my hand. I remember that my Mom would tell me to stop scratching or it would leave a scar. Ha...I had no idea at that age what a scar was, but boy! Do I ever now!!!

Another itching was from mosquitoes which has happened many times in my life, and yours too, most likely. Then there is the itching one has from dry skin, and (ladies) from when you have been wearing a tight undergarment and remove it, and you kind of scratch your tummy where it has been so confining. Ahh! That feels so great!

My  back often itches where I can't reach it, and I used to ask my Sweetie Pie to scratch it for me. He was always afraid he would hurt me because I want him to really SCRATCH my back. I just had to back up against the door jamb and scratch my back that way. Ha!

Incisions from surgery itch when healing, and that is a bothersome thing (believe me, I have had plenty of those). Then there is the itching of Tinea Pedis (more commonly known as Athlete's Foot). Oh, Wow! Nothing like it when you are trying to sleep at night and unconsciously awaken rubbing one foot with the other one. 

Have you ever been watching someone do something and your fingers just itch to get into it and help them? You say, "I'm just itchin' to help you with that" when actually you want to show them how to do it. Ha.

Last, but not least, I'm winding up with what I began this post. A couple of months ago, I had a case of the Shingles to break out on my neck and scalp and ear. It is caused by a viral dormant Chicken Pox germ; and there you have it! Itches I have known and probably most of you all as well. 

NOTE: Yesterday was my Grandson, Andrew's, thirtieth birthday, and we celebrated with a pizza party at his home. Andrew and wife, Julia, have two adorable (of course, but really do) little girls. Here is a photo of some of us at the table with Andrew ready to blow out the candles on his Pizza Cake.  

Well, that is about it for today and my "I" post.  This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now. More later.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

I hate getting an itch in the middle of my back and can't reach.

Hope your grandson had a happy birthday.

Take care.

Her highness, Samantha VĂ©rant said...

Just don't get the Seven Year Itch!

Another A to Zer, another follower!

Caitlin said...

Definitely get itchings from mosquitoes! I don't know why but those little suckers are attracted to me more than anyone else I'm around.

Happy birthday to your grandson!

Julie said...

Hi Grammy! Great post for I, and I hope your grandson had a wonderful birthday. :)

Marjorie said...

Your post today has made me quite itchy!

Lorena G. Sims said...

Wow, good choice on I. When I was 9 I had a chicken pox and at first I didn't know what it was, but it was itchy so I scratched them and it left me a scars on my neck and chest. Very visible scar that lots of people asked me if I had a surgery or something. Nope, it's all because of the Itch!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Oh, you poor thing. I know shingles is much more than just an itch. Hope you're doing better now.

Good post. (May all your itches be scratched!)

Grammy said...

Hi, Y'all,
Thanks for the visits and the totally wonderful comments! Yes, Andrew had a lovely birthday, and my Shingles seem to be rather quiet right now, especially since I am taking a second round of antiviral medication. I am told they are never cured! isn't that wonderful? Ha ha ha. Ruby

Penned Pebbles said...

Great 'I' post! What a bummer about the shingles. That must have been painful too! Blessings!

Better is Possible said...

I get a really itchy head, when students at school are sent home with lice.... In fact just thinking about it is making my head itch. LOL

Margaret Hall said...

Well, Grammy, I am itchin' to tell you that you had a great addition to the A-Z Challenge with the "I"~! Yep, itches from poison ivy can be brutal, too~!! I am sorry that the shingles came to you and hope that things have changed for the better...So, now I'm itchin' to read MORE...
See you soon~!