Saturday, June 14, 2014

My Bodies Reaction to Sugar... Herpes Whitlow

Posted by Kody at Skinny Sized at Saturday, June 14, 2014

When I was in college I somehow picked up herpes whitlow in my finger. There was a major outbreak according to the school physician and I was an unlucky victim. I assume I got it either off of a desk or in the bathroom. It’s something that I have in my middle finger. I only have breakouts when life is either stressful, I have been sick, or I have a major sugar intake.

Sugar blast and stress are my triggers and this week it’s been sugar. I have been doing great not eating sugar then suddenly I let my cares disappear for a few days and now I am paying with an outbreak.  I was really sick last week so that probably didn’t help either. Sadly, there is nothing I can do to prevent it, but I would love to thank the nasty person who containment me in college.

When I have an outbreak I have to cover my finger with a bandage for weeks. It hurts like hell. I end up with a streak up my hand and I just want to cry because nothing makes it feel better. Even with medication it can still take weeks to go away. I have an outbreak two to three times a year. Normally not at this time but I guess it’s going to happen anyway.

Now let’s make it worse. I leave for vacation on Monday! Wahoo now add an infection on my finger that is terribly painful. Once again I just want to cry.

I am trying to look forward to my vacation but suddenly that happiness just came to an end. I know people will say oh what’s the big deal move? Move on, and have fun! I wish it was that easy but it’s not! The discomfort is brutal! Sigh! Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed!

The picture above is just the beginning. It's how you know things are about to go wild and NOT in a good way! 

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