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chickybird
07-15-2008, 11:28 PM
This week has been really sucky. My laundry was stolen a week ago, and I found out today that the really bad razor burn in my underarms is actually *gross alert* a fungal infection. Disgusting! My Dr. says I probably got razor burn there a few months ago and it just turned into an infection. She told me that lots of women shave their underarms incorrectly and risk this kind of infection.
Who knew there was a wrong way to shave your freaking armpits?!?! For the last 2 months they've been burning, itching, tingling, and just feeling like they're on fire.
I have to use a special cream for the next two weeks. I'm also not allowed to use deodorant or shave for the next 2 weeks, ick!
And, even though I haven't eaten out in the past 2 weeks, and I've been eating healthier, AND I'm walking 4 miles every day, the scale at the Dr.'s office said I weighed 201 pounds.
I cried today. I never cry. I broke down and had 2 small pieces of chocolate and a piece of my dad's birthday cake. But I made the cake, and there was no oil, eggs or shortening. And instead of us going out to dinner and eating junk food, I convinced my parents to let me go to their house and cook them dinner--fresh green beans, roasted small potatoes, and grilled chicken. Much healthier than pizza and burgers:)
Sorry about the pity party guys. It's just been an icky week.
*edit* I just realized I had to edit my stupid tracker because I'm apparently a fat pig. Yay me.


ddc
07-15-2008, 11:43 PM
Sorry you're having such a hard time.
Sending lots of virtual hugs and feel good vibes your way :)

:hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug::hug: :hug:

winning the war
07-15-2008, 11:54 PM
My doctor's scale always says I weigh way more than my own scale does. I ignore his, because I only get on his scale like once or twice a year, and it's always while I'm fully dressed and after I've eaten at least one full meal, and I usually have to pee (doctor's do that to me :o)). Don't be so hard on yourself. Everyone's entitled to a small pity party every now and again, but you just have to get back in the saddle, so to speak, and not let the scale own you. I hope you feel better!


shelby897
07-15-2008, 11:55 PM
Don't be so hard on yourself. :hug: We all have moments like these. You did a great job with your dad's birthday -- and I would think it was more enjoyable to relax at home than to go out anyway.

I was thinking of you the other day -- I wish you could get those little ink tags they hook to new clothes and attach them to your laundry so the wierdo who keeps steeling them would get sprayed!! :D I would also start writting my name inside my shirts, etc. like grade school so you can identify them if they ever show up!!

Please don't call yourself names (I know I do it too!!) -- get to bed early and tomorrow get right back on track. You can and have been doing this -- you just are having a rough spot. :hug:

MalibuBeachBound
07-15-2008, 11:59 PM
Wow, the deodorant thing isn't fun...neither is the no shaving thing, but I'm sure but 14 days will go relatively fast. As far as the weight thing goes, don't worry about it. I was 159, went to Buffalo for a week and came back weighing 165 (only 2 lbs of which was water weight). I'm still trying to get it off. Don't get discouraged...just keep plugging away and moving forward! Life isn't that bad, afterall.

Remember what JQ Adams said:

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

chickybird
07-16-2008, 12:04 AM
Thanks guys!
Hey Shelby, I had another lovely idea about the laundry--Maybe from now on when I buy cute, girly underwear, I'll take a marker and write false statements on the underwear like:
I have STD's
My husband wears these too.

Maybe then the laundry thief will think twice before wearing them.
I probably won't do this....

JulieJ08
07-16-2008, 12:06 AM
Awww, you deserve a little pity party. Good job staying on track.

EZMONEY
07-16-2008, 01:11 AM
:hug:

junebug41
07-16-2008, 01:45 AM
At least you have a sense of humor!

I'm sorry it's been rough. I also hate those random things that you have never even heard of like your razor rash.

You know what I REALLY hate? Doctor's office scales. It's weird, but I stand backwards because they can be 10 pounds off. To them it's no big deal. To me it's just not worth getting upset. They are rarely correctly calibrated, if at all.

It will get better :hug:

chickybird
07-16-2008, 01:49 AM
Thanks for the sweet words! They do help. This sounds stupid, but I wish there was atleast one other person I knew who had this. I think I'd feel like less of a freak!

junebug41
07-16-2008, 01:53 AM
Just rest assured- I'm sure we've all had something weird that makes us go, "does this even happen to people??"

I assure you, that and more does :)

MalibuBeachBound
07-16-2008, 02:00 AM
It's essentially jock itch or athlete's foot, just in a different area... and look how many people get those?! You are NOT a freak. I'm sure it has happened to plenty of people but most don't walk up to strangers on the street and say "hey, check out my armpits. I can't shave em or put deodorant on them because I have a fungal infection."

On forums of course you can say this... but that's probably why you don't find it more commonly.

kaplods
07-16-2008, 02:19 AM
Yeah, I got seborrheic dermatitis on my nose - it looked like my nose was rotting off (can't hide that) and the dermatologist told me it's caused by the yeast bacteria that causes dandruff (only this was way grosser than just flaky face dandruff).

I wouldn't leave the house without a face mask (the medical mask), Agh embarassing, disgusting, disfiguring, itchy, and painful - what a joyful combination.

I also had to use a skin cream, but the dermatologist told me to use Head and Shoulders Shampoo (or the generic equivalent) with pyrithione zinc (my spelling might be off, but look for the ingredient on the bottle, if you want to try it) - not only on my hair and face, but as a body wash as well (since I had the seb derm on other areas of my body, but more the flaky kind than the scabby kind (TMI, so sorry about that).

At any rate, I highly recommend the Head and Shoulders for all kinds of skin conditions. The zinc keeps bacteria, yeast, and fungus under control, so it helps alot of skin conditions. For me, it's been a miracle cure, I don't even hardly ever get pimples anymore, not even on my back or the nape of my neck like I used to. My rosacea disappeared, and my skin looks better than ever. The few times that I have run out and gone back to a regular soap, I started having problems again.

I've also noticed that the Head and Shoulders really keeps me smelling good a lot longer than any other soap or body wash I've ever tried. Since you can't use deodorant, you might consider giving it a try, it at least until you're able to use deodorant again.

It's now my only soap and I absolutely love it. When my skin is dry, I use the 2 in 1 (shampoo and conditioner), when it's oily I use the regular.

Oh, and don't use the "cooling" mentholated shampoo, it might be fine for your head, but is not face or delicate skin friendly.

GradPhase
07-16-2008, 03:47 AM
I just had to say that I'm laughing my butt off at the "I have Stds" and "My husband wears these too"

And the

"most don't walk up to strangers on the street and say "hey, check out my armpits. I can't shave em or put deodorant on them because I have a fungal infection.""


I've also had a really hard night, and this cheered me up a good bit. So thanks for the inspiration and motivation to cheer up even when you've got mushrooms in your armpits and your husband steals your STD panties (Or when your mother you haven't talked to in three years comments on your weight, and you have a spider bite that's hot, swollen, and rapidly growing)


Anyway - I hope your following week proves much brighter for you. And I hope your poor pits feel better soon :)

Chelby29
07-16-2008, 08:23 AM
:write: ...buy Head and Shoulders...

MaNdA22
07-16-2008, 08:37 AM
Ouch that sounds painful but at least the pain will go away in 2 weeks. As for the Dr. Scale everytime I get weighed at the DR its always 10 pounds over. Theyve been using the same scale since I was 6 so I don't think it's very accurate. Plus think of all the people that get weighed on it over the years it's most likely not balanced correctly.

MaNdA22
07-16-2008, 08:40 AM
Thanks guys!
Hey Shelby, I had another lovely idea about the laundry--Maybe from now on when I buy cute, girly underwear, I'll take a marker and write false statements on the underwear like:
I have STD's
My husband wears these too.

Maybe then the laundry thief will think twice before wearing them.
I probably won't do this....


Hahaha that's a great idea

shelby897
07-16-2008, 09:14 AM
Okay, another laundry idea -- make sure you leave a note on top of the washer/dryer -- "remind self -- add extra bleach for the lice".

I hope your day is going better than yesterday!!

murphmitch
07-16-2008, 09:36 AM
I hate the Dr.'s scale & always ignore it. :mad: I wouldn't change my ticker unless my home scale registered a gain.

I have had fungal infections on my toes and it wasn't athlete's foot. Had to soak them in vinegar water daily and use cream for weeks. It itched and burned like mad. Anyone can get them. :eek:

chickybird
07-16-2008, 10:42 AM
Shelby, I love the lice note. I WILL be using that!!!!
I didn't know about the Head and Shoulders. Do you guys just use the shampoo for your whole body, or is there a Head and Shoulders bodywash? I just bought antibacterial bodywash (before I was just using some cheapie brand).
My Dr. also told me that most women shave their armpits wrong--they just use a cheap razor and body wash to do it. I honestly didn't know that you HAD to use shaving cream. Aren't I the bright one?
Thanks for the stories guys--it sounds horrible, but it's nice ot know there are others in similar situations.

yoyonomoreinvegas
07-16-2008, 11:03 AM
My Dr. also told me that most women shave their armpits wrong--they just use a cheap razor and body wash to do it. I honestly didn't know that you HAD to use shaving cream. Aren't I the bright one?

Well, apparently I'm just as bright - I've never used shaving cream on my pits either. Sometimes I even do "touch ups" completely dry :eek: I do have to shave at night so I can put my deoderant on in the morning though - if I shave in the morning shower then put on the deoderant I end up with a dreadful reaction that includes large, itchy welts and have to spend the day trying not to scratch :p

Sometimes I think doctors offices intentionally don't calibrate their scales to give themselves a psychological advantage - that extra 10 lbs just saps our self confidence and makes us less apt to challenge or question what they tell us :lol:

chickybird
07-16-2008, 11:40 AM
This is a bit off topic, but I want everyone's opinion. I've had bad back pain for over a decade now. My chiropractor and ob/gyn are concerned about me being pregnant and being able to carry the baby to term (it's a really bad back). They're recommending I got to a specialist and get an MRI. My insurance company says that will cost about 1,300 bucks, which I do not have right now. DH and I don't use or want credit cards. My question? Would it be weird to put this off for a while? I'm not even THINKING about getting pregnant until next summer, a whole year from now. By then, DH will have graduated and have a "grown-up job", lol. We should be able to afford one then (knock on wood).
I'd rather have a year to save for the MRI; I also think it'd be more up-to-date then if I got one now, then waited a whole year to get pregnant. I'd rather have one within a few months of me conceiving, not a whole year.
What do you guys think?

MaNdA22
07-16-2008, 12:05 PM
I had severe back pain my senior year of high school. It was to the point where I couldnt bend to pick something up or to tie my shoes without crying. I went for an MRI and they decided I needed an epidoral and physical therapy. If you can bear the pain for another year I guess you can wait. I know I couldn't and now I am 100 % pain free.

murphmitch
07-16-2008, 12:25 PM
My insurance company says that will cost about 1,300 bucks, which I do not have right now.

Just curious, if you have insurance & you're obviously in pain, why wouldn't your insurance cover this?

midwife
07-16-2008, 12:27 PM
Thanks guys!
Hey Shelby, I had another lovely idea about the laundry--Maybe from now on when I buy cute, girly underwear, I'll take a marker and write false statements on the underwear like:
I have STD's
My husband wears these too.

Maybe then the laundry thief will think twice before wearing them.
I probably won't do this....

:lol:

I'm so sorry about your week! You crack me up, though.

I *never* weigh myself on my office scales. Between breakfast, water, & work clothes....no way! I only weigh myself and count my weight on my home scale. If you have a home scale, use that to track your progress.

Back pain does not *cause* preterm delivery. If you can figure out and treat your back pain before you get pregnant, that is great. I have some ladies who have terrible discomfort with pregnancies and they are not so lucky to give birth even a couple weeks early. :dizzy: Chiro, massage, support belts, and physical therapy can help during pregnancy.

Hope your week improves. :hug:

kaplods
07-16-2008, 12:30 PM
Re: The Head and Shoulders


They don't have a body wash (they should), but yes I use the regular Head and Shoulders (well, actually I use Walmart's version) as my only soap.

It's funny because I went in to the dermatologists office after I'd been using it, and the doctor's new nurse talked to me before I saw the doctor, and I was telling her how wonderful the H&S had worked as a body wash, and the nurse looked horrified and asked if I was sure the doctor had told me to use it as a body wash. Well, that sort of freaked me out that maybe I HAD misunderstood her directions. So when the dermatologist came in I asked, and was very relieved that I had indeed understood her. She assured me that the shampoo was indeed gentle enough to use "everywhere," and she kind of emphasized everywhere a little, so that I knew she meant, well you know, everywhere.

chickybird
07-16-2008, 12:58 PM
*Murphmitch-I do have insurance, but it also includes this lovely thing called a deductible ;) I have to spend $1,500 out of pocket. Then they'll pay for 20% of whatever is left over. Yay for American healthcare!
*Midwife-yeah, back pain shouldn't cause early labor. I think there's concern on whether my back is physically capable of carrying a baby. I was born with an extra rib, one of my lower vertebrae is fused to my pelvis, and there is no cartilage in one of my lower back vertebrae. Most women's spines curve when they are pregnant to accommodate the added weight. They aren't sure if mine will do that.
Basically, I am waaay less flexible than most people. I also have to avoid high-impact stuff like running, jump-roping, etc. I go the the chiro once a month, and that keeps the pain in check. It's rare I'll actually take ibuprofen for the pain.
Basically, the MRI would just help us figure out if pregnancy would be an okay choice for me. I figure waiting until I'm closer to have a kid would make more sense, so that the Dr. will have a better idea what shaoe my back is in.
DH and I wanted to adopt even before we knew how bad my back was. I fell down a flight of stairs last year and when we saw the x-rays we saw all the spine problems I'd apparently been born with, lol. We wanted to have one kid, and adopt the other. So we're open to adoption already. We just figured it'd be nice check about the pregnancy thing.

midwife
07-16-2008, 01:40 PM
Oh, chicky, I'm sorry. I feel like I was so nosy.

Here's to better insurance in the future and answers that help you meet your goals. :hug:

ddc
07-16-2008, 01:52 PM
Hi chickybird,
I was just looking at your goal weight. If you hit that mark by next year, then the weight of a baby should be about what you weigh now, so maybe it won't be such a strain on your back after all :) Extra incentive to lose the weight :)-yay! Of course, the center of gravity is different with a baby on your front side versus weight all over your body...hmmmmm..

chickybird
07-16-2008, 02:09 PM
midwife, you are so sweet! You aren't nosy at all!!!! Didn't I post all that junk for you guys to comment on? I welcome your opinions, silly lady:D
I just don't want to have to be on bed rest if I get preggers. I'm a teacher, and it would be icky. My maternity leave is not paid--I have to accrue enough sick days to cover it. My ob/gyn says that I could wear a belly bra and maybe get a C-section before I'm full term. Huge, healthy babies run in my family (Thank you Lord!) so it might not be a bad idea:)

shelby897
07-16-2008, 04:28 PM
Just a suggestion -- I've done medical billing for a while -- have you talked to the doctor about a payment plan? I'm assuming he will send you elsewhere for the testing -- most hospitals will bill the insurance company, get a denial and then give a discount and/or payment plan -- just in case you want to do this now. Also, is there any chance you qualify for some sort of state insurance to cover the difference? Just something to look into if you are interested.

Big babies don't run in my family, I was just "lucky" enough to have two boys over 10 lbs!! I hurt my back both times I was pregnant doing something silly -- definitely stressful!! Best of luck -- a child (naturally or blessed through adoption) is wonderful and I wish you the best of luck (now or next year :D)

tamaralynn
07-16-2008, 08:45 PM
I have a fungal story:

I have a skin condition (fungus) called Tinea Versicolor. I got it from tanning in a booth (which apparently wasn't properly cleaned).

Now in the springtime, I break out in these nasty scaley fungal patches all over my body. For the longest time, I was shelling out $$$ for fungal cream.

I wore long sleeved turtlenecks in the summer with jeans. I would keep my hair down around my face because it was on my cheeks and neck. It was DISCUSTING!!!

My DH got it as well.

Then I had a pharmacist (god bless her soul) tell us to try Selsun Blue instead. We did and it was GONE!!!

Once you get TInea Versicolor, you'll never stop getting it. It comes back every year, but with Selsun Blue - we got rid of our yearly breakout within days instead of months!!!


So don't worry - you're not alone :)

chickybird
07-17-2008, 12:32 AM
Aww, Tamaralynn, I'm sorry! That stinks--I'm going ot look at the Selsun Blue too.

suitejudyblueeyes
07-17-2008, 05:32 PM
Just found this thread and wanted to chime in on the fungal/shaving thing so you don't feel so alone - this exact thing happened to my sister not too long ago, but on her legs. Apparently she was shaving wrong too, took off the top layer of skin, let in the infection.... Yikes!

And here's a funny misunderstanding - I was talking with my dad about it and he was wondering where she picked up the infection, so he says, "I wonder where she was shaving!" And I go, "Dad! She was shaving her legs!" ... yeah, I assumed he meant where on her body. Breached the topic of alternative shaving sites with my father. Yikes. :)

shelby897
07-17-2008, 06:57 PM
Tamaralynn -- I had the same thing as you -- I got it from sharing a towel with a roommate. My doctor gave me a dose of Diflucan and it was gone for good. I had it for about five or six years. It would show up on my arms, chest, back and neck -- worse in the summer -- thank god it never "crawled" up to my face!! I haven't had it in about nine or ten years.

It nice to know, even when we think we have something so embarrassing no one would understand that there are lots of people in the same boat!!

chickybird
07-17-2008, 11:47 PM
Funny thing--I told one of my good friends about it, since we were hanging out today and I wanted her to know I might smell a little. She calls it my "pit fungus". For some reason, it struck me as funny. I guess I'm okay poking fun at myself now:D

blondebritbrat17
07-18-2008, 01:43 PM
Aww chickybird- I hope things get better for you! I have had an infection too with my underarms- it was pretty nasty. Plus I've had lots of allergic reactions to deodrants so..you're not alone!

chickybird
07-31-2008, 10:09 PM
I'm now allowed to wear deodorant!!! The thing is, I have tried a couple, Almay hypoallergenic and Dove. They make me itch a little. I've heard that some people can be allergic to deodorants. Do any of you know of an anti-antiperspirant I could use? What about those all natural ones made by JASON or Tom's of Maine?

colebear
08-01-2008, 12:32 PM
Chickybird,

I'm glad you're able to use deodorant again! And thanks for the warning about using body wash to shave. I was lazy and just did that this morning; though usually I use Aloe Vera gel as a shave cream for all the bits I shave.

I have to buy different deodorant each time, because if I use the same type consistently, I get red bumps on my pits. Currently I'm using unscented Secret. I've not tried any of the all natural ones yet.

Also, to those who used seltsen blue to get rid of fungus, I love that trick too. My GP told me about it when I had a fungal spot on my neck and I shared it with my sister when she got the same type of fungus the following year.

And to those of you who talk about bathing with H&S. Thanks! That's such a relief. My boyfriend always washes his entire body with his off brand H&S and I was a little concerned, but you've relieved my mind and I may try it myself if I run out of Dove (which my OB/GYN told me I should use).

shantroy
08-01-2008, 01:20 PM
Tamaralynn, I have Tinea Versicolor too!. No idea where I got it from. Thank-fully it's just a couple of spots now on my colarbone and ribcage. It was really bad when I was living in costa rica, (hot humid climates tend to make it worse) I've used selsun blue in the past as well. Helped, but didn't clear it up for me. The only thing at cleans it up for me is pills from the dr (no idea what kind). Which reminds me that I should call and book an appoitment to get some...

murphmitch
08-02-2008, 05:29 PM
I have had tinea versicolor off & on as an adult. My Dr. has given me creams to use but oral Diflucan or Sporanox clears it up faster. My sister & brother have had it too, and I have been told that the tendency to develop it can be hereditary. You don't "catch it" from anything though.

From the America Academy of Dermatology website:

Tinea versicolor usually produces few symptoms. Slight itching may intensify when a person becomes hot.
Why some people develop tinea versicolor and others do not is not entirely clear. The yeast which causes tinea versicolor is normally present in small numbers on normal skin, and the yeast can become overgrown on anyone.

Dark- and light-skinned people are equally prone to developing tinea versicolor.
People with oily skin may be more susceptible than those with naturally dry skin.
Most commonly develops in teenagers and young adults.
Children and the elderly rarely develop this condition, except in tropical climates.
In areas with high temperatures and humidity, tinea versicolor occurs in individuals of every age, and people in tropical regions can have these spots year round.
Tinea versicolor also is more common in temperate climates during the summer when the temperature and humidity are high, with the spots generally fading during the cooler and drier months of the year.


TREATMENT OF TINEA VERSICOLOR
Each patient is treated by a dematologist according to the severity and location of the disease, the climate, and the desire of the patient. Treatments may include:

Topical (shampoos, soaps, creams, or lotions) medications that may contain selenium sulfide, ketoconazole, or pyrithione zinc
Oral medications, including ketoconazole, remembering that due to possible side effects, or interactions with other medications,the use of prescription medicines should be supervised by your dermatologist
Medicated cleansers, used once or twice a month, especially during warm, humid months of the year, may be recommended since tinea versicolor can recur
It is important to remember that the yeast is easy to kill, but it can take weeks or months for the skin to regain its normal color.

Elizabeth Isabelle
08-03-2008, 08:01 PM
Why are American women expected to shave our armpits? French women don't. Shaving legs doesn't seem like it should be mandatory either.

And women with purses - men get pockets big enough to carry what they need and can keep it with them all the time. Why are women left holding the bag? If men want to carry something, they carry a knapsack, but if women don't have much choice. We may be able to find jackets that have big pockets if we look hard, but a lot of the time jackets for women are made with either fake pockets or pockets so small that they might hold one key, as long as it isn't on a key ring.

I claim my right to hairy pits, hairy legs, and real pockets! Men - get used to it!
/rant off
;)

davidsmom
08-03-2008, 08:02 PM
chickybird,
I had the same thing that you had-even in my armpits. It was awful.
After I used the cream for what seemed like forever, I had to watch that
it didn't come back. For awhile, there would be spots coming back. So
you might want to watch that. My doctor never told me not to use
deordorant-she said to keep the area dry and clean, because yeast and fungus like moisture.
good luck and you are not alone!!

chickybird
08-03-2008, 08:40 PM
Thanks david's mom. Are you using deodorant now? I'm having a hard time finding one that works, but doesn't make me itch....I've tried all natural ones and they sucked:(

Elizabeth Isabelle
08-04-2008, 06:30 AM
Okay, I just tried the dandruff shampoo as body wash thing. It seemed to have a drying effect on my skin - so that's good for the parts that needed to be dried, but not so good for the parts that didn't need to be any drier.

luvja
08-27-2008, 06:02 PM
I hate shaving... I always cut myself and left nasty scars on my body.. So a few weeks ago I broke down and bought an Epilator.. Best decision I've made in a long time. It cost about $85 from Walmart, but totally worth every penny. A lot of women can't handle the pain, however, I doesn't really bother me at all. I do my entire body, including my armpits. Armpits hurt the worst, but nothing you can't handle.
I definitley recommend the epilator!

CaffeineIV
08-27-2008, 08:17 PM
Ok, I haven't had the armpit fungal infection, but back when I was in high school I got a Staff infection from cutting myself shaving! Thankfully I didn't have to go to the hospital or anything and didn't get a blood infection. How fun would it be to tell the doctors there...yeah, apparently I'm inept at shaving.

Love your comment about your undies...very funny. Dare you to! :)

You could always take a vacation to Albania for the time you aren't allowed to shave and wear deodorant. I worked at an orphanage there...don't think a single person there that I met had heard the word deodorant and certainly didn't shave! :)

CaffeineIV
08-27-2008, 08:34 PM
I understand not wanting to do the MRI now, but...

We hit our deductible long ago this year. I've been having EEG's, MRI's, and all sorts of things. We still had to pay $750 per test, and that meant we had to pay out almost $3000.00. The hospitals DO let you do payment plans.

I personally would be VERY nervous going to an OB/GYN who said that it could be just fine to have a c-sect before you go full term. For one thing, unless you are tracking when you ovulate (try "taking charge of your fertility" which is a helpful book) you can be a week earlier than the doctors assume you are. Ie., I had my first when he was 37 weeks, not 38 like they automatically thought he was. Having the baby pre-term no matter how big and healthy they are sets them up for lung problems at the very least. Doctors are supposed to try to keep the baby in there as long as possible really (well, not letting you go too long over of course)...that gives the baby the best chance.

Bed rest is a pain and a half (had to do it 2 months with my first and 1 with my second for unexplained HEAVY bleeding around the beginning of the 2nd trimester) but as a teacher you might be able to try and schedule things so the end of your term is right at the beginning of summer. I know, scheduling a baby can be hard...but it is possible for many women, though not those with fertility issues. That would give you the possibility for some bedrest during the summer, and some baby time as well.

Oh, and big healthy babies...my mom had a friend who had 3 kids. The first two were girls, 10+ pounds each. The third was a boy. She'd had no problem with her first 2 deliveries so her husband told her she had to have the third at home to save money. Well, he was too big to fit...her belly button started effacing. They rushed her to the hospital for and emergency section. The "little" guy was 13 pounds 12 ounces. Looked like a toddler almost. My almost 5 year old is still only 35 pounds!

chickybird
08-27-2008, 09:37 PM
I plan on doing an MRI later thi syear, when I have time to save for it--plus it will be more accurate than doing one now, then waiting a year to conceive.
Dear God, a 13 pound baby?!?! Was he actually born, or did he crawl out of her??? I'm wanting to cross my legs just thinking about it, lol!

CaffeineIV
08-27-2008, 11:58 PM
Dear God, a 13 pound baby?!?! Was he actually born, or did he crawl out of her??? I'm wanting to cross my legs just thinking about it, lol!

:rofl:

Oh, and the worst thing...she was only 5'2". Her husband was something like 6'4". It isn't any wonder he was trying to come straight out her bellybutton when he realized he couldn't fit the normal route. Thank goodness the midwives noticed her bellybutton effacing or they'd both have died.

Fat Melanie
08-28-2008, 02:11 AM
Chickybird,

STOP WORRYING!! :d I have a really good feeling that the reason why you've went up in weight is just mere MUSCLE weight, not fat gain. You've been working out a lot and thus, gaining muscle to replace the fat. This will make you look thinner even if the scale shows a higher number, and in the end you WILL weigh loss because muscle burns more calories than fat! :)

mollymom
08-28-2008, 03:03 AM
If it makes you feel any better, I managed to get cellulitis in my leg. It turned bright red, swelled up so that my toes nearly disappeared, meant two weeks carrying an antibiotic pump around and going to hospital every day where people stared at my big red throbbing leg. THEN the skin all started to peel off..YUCK...I do hope your armpits get better though.

I was hoping it was a thread about ugly armpits LOL I hate mine..I have POUFY armpits..even my armpits are fat....I want concave ones, not ones that flow over my bra! YUCK again YUCK (do they ever have to do lipo on pits)

AND what is the RIGHT way to shave your pits...omg something else I have done wrong all my darmned life? GEESH!:dizzy:

Fat Melanie
08-28-2008, 05:51 PM
Ewwww mollymom! That sounds horrific! I'm sorry to hear about what happened to you, that HAD to suck. I hope everything is okay now?

Yeah I thought this was a thread about ugly armpits too. I got stretchmarks on mine while I expanded everywhere during pregnancy.

chickybird
08-28-2008, 08:24 PM
At first, it was about my ugly armpits, lol! My armpits are much improved, thank goodness! I still have itchy skin, even when I only shave once every 2 weeks, and the "right" way. I think I'll ask my Dr. if something like nair or veet for underarms would be better for me. An epilator sounds like something to try when I have a little more petty cash, you know what I mean? It does sound good though. I could dealwith the pain, as long as I know there's not insane itching for a week after, which is what happens when I shave now.
Boy, what a weird thread!

luvja
08-28-2008, 08:26 PM
At first, it was about my ugly armpits, lol! My armpits are much improved, thank goodness! I still have itchy skin, even when I only shave once every 2 weeks, and the "right" way. I think I'll ask my Dr. if something like nair or veet for underarms would be better for me. An epilator sounds like something to try when I have a little more petty cash, you know what I mean? It does sound good though. I could dealwith the pain, as long as I know there's not insane itching for a week after, which is what happens when I shave now.
Boy, what a weird thread!

Yeah it's a little exspensive, but definitley worth every single penny. When I would shave I'd get horrible razor burn, and cuts... It just wasn't worth it anymore. and with the epilator once you do it a few times, the hair takes atleast 4 weeks to grow back :)

chickybird
08-28-2008, 08:29 PM
I know with waxing/shaving, skin cells are removed even when you shave gently. Does the epilator do that? Also, can you recommend a good one?

PhotoChick
08-28-2008, 08:30 PM
If you're gonna do the epilator, I'd recommend that you go once and have your pits professionally waxed. (Ahem, and how often does one get to write THAT in a sentence! *grin*)

As the hair grows back after the waxing, it'll be finer and thinner and so using the epilator will hurt less ... and less and less each time you use it thereafter.

Just a though!

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luvja
08-28-2008, 08:33 PM
I've never noticed skin cells being removed when I use the epilator.
As for the brand, I bought a Remington one. It's pink and cute. :).