I have been fortunate when it comes to tolerating various materials against my limb. I don't react to much and have not had to deal with chronic rashes like many of my friends. Unfortunately I'm worried that my streak of good fortunate might be coming to an end.
my leg became increasingly itchy throughout the day. It began in the
morning with an occasional itch. By the time I left to pick up Robby I
felt like I was scratching at my thigh like a junk yard dog attacking
fleas. It wasn't my entire leg (thank goodness because I might have
scratched myself bloody if it were) but rather just the rim where my
liner ends and grasps onto my thigh.
When I took the time to
remove my leg and liner I discovered a thin line of red bumps circling
my thigh. Many of the bumps were blistered and others were scabbing over
because I scratched them open. I don't know why, after more than a
decade of being an amputee, I have developed a reaction to my liner. I'm
hoping that this is an isolated anomaly and isn't heralding a new skin
I guess this is just another reminder of the
fragility of my mobility. One component malfunction, or a skin
breakdown, can sideline me. Thankfully the outbreak seems to be
contained to a relatively thin line. I was generous with the
hydrocortizone cream last night and I'm hoping that I won't have any
more issues. Fingers crossed that the itchies stay away today!