I Only Come Out At Night

I’ve had this rash that has recently become a full body thing; it itches like a cayenne porcupine. Miracle of miracles, I managed to get not one, but two doctor’s appointments today; one with my primary care physician and one with a dermatologist. I was pleased to discover that every lifestyle question they asked about was answered in the healthy direction, but what I wasn’t so pleased about was the diagnosis. I’m allergic to sunlight. Polymorphus Light Eruption, to be exact. I ended up getting a cortisone shot over the weekend to reduce my scratch-​madness, and today I got dumped on with 4 prescriptions, two steroids and two allergy pills. I’m supposed to wear 30 SPF sunscreen all the time now, too. Boy in the motherfucking bubble. Thankfully my County health care kicked in at the beginning of the month, otherwise I’d be up itch creek without a backscratcher. The days are much too bright.