The Anonymous Widower

My Strange Skin

As a coeliac, a stroke survivor on Warfarin and a lab rat for a medical research centre, I’ve had my blood taken many times in the last ten years. I also have several injections a year for vitamin B12 and a yearly one for flu.

I never need a plaster, as despite being on Warfarin, once the needle is taken out, the skin seems to shut the hole tight.

On the other hand on a typical night, I’ll lose just over a kilo in weight, whilst I sleep. I once spoke to a sleep expert on the radio and they said that was normal.

But the funniest thing that happened, was one day not unlike today for weather with rain about and not cold, I fell asleep on the living room floor in my underwear.

About half-an-hour later, I awoke and thought for a moment, that I’d gone blind, as I couldn’t see a thing.

I then realised that the room was full of water vapour, as if I’d left the kettle on the stove. But I have an automatic kettle and there was nothing on the stove.

So where had all the water vapour come from?

There was only one place! It had leaked from my skin and the temperature and pressure, were just right for the fog to form.

My skin is often very dry and I usually start the day with a deep bath, when I put my head under the water and irrigate my dry eyes, which an eye surgeon, once described as the driest he’d seen.

April 28, 2020 - Posted by | Health | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. News that Pret A Manger is to reopen more stores for takeaway including Angel, Islington see –

    https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/restaurants/pret-a-manger-reopen-london-stores-takeaway-delivery-a4428036.html

    Comment by Melvyn | April 30, 2020 | Reply


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