Thursday, August 21, 2008

Do Not Do List

During my first visit to Riverside, Dr. Gailani gave me a list of things that I can not do. Some I just didn't understand.

Do Not Shave: I am not to shave any part of my body. My immune system is way down, and my skin is very thin. Any scratches or nicks could take a long time to heal.

Do Not Itch: Same as above. My skin is too thin, and can't heal very well if I scratch hard enough to break the skin. The thing is, when you don't shave your legs, they itch! No amount of Benadryl helps to solve that problem. I'm still having issues with this. Oh yeah - I also rub my legs hoping the hair will fall out, but so far it just falls out of my head. Why not my legs?

Do Not Have Sex: A little personal, don't you think? Actually, Dr. Gailani had his assistant tell me that, and I was almost comatose, so I don't remember the reason why. Some rules were meant to be broken, right?

Do Not Be Around Sick People: Yep, also my immune system. If I get sick, and don't get better fast, it's possible they won't let me go back and do my treatments.

Do Not Floss Teeth: My gums could bleed, and not stop. Best to not even try it.

Use A Soft Toothbrush: As a hard one could also make my gums bleed. Well, the only soft ones I could find are the toothbrushes for 2 - 5 year olds. I have Dora the Explorer.

1 comment:

Petra said...

I've heard all those do-not-do's except the sex one. ?? Maybe the doctor says that to save one's husband from having to deal with hairy legs. :) A Dora toothbrush is hilarious!