Saturday, July 25, 2009

Always Learning....

Oh geez my dear blogger friends...You will never believe this!

I developed a lesion type mark on my cheek...about a 1/2 inch wide and it looked like I had burnt myself with a curling iron. I was seen by a Doctor at the resort who spoke maybe ten words of English... Soon as we flew home I went to my dermatologist who is amazing... and within 1 minute of her looking at me and asking me a few questions she immediately diagnosed :) Are you ready for this word...?

phytophotodermatitis

Yep, that is what she said. I needed her to repeat herself a couple of times until I truely understood what she said. Basically, when I took a bite out of the lime...which was in my amazing margarita, the juice of the lime splashed onto my cheeks. Add that to the extreme sun exposure and bam you get a burn. Yep, and then you get this huge lesion on your face. Not cool. I have heard about color discoloration on the hands when cutting limes..etc but nothing to this extent! I looked horrible!!! I am happy to report that after 6 days post burn it has begun to peel and new skin has arrived!

So, I guess a lesson learned:

1. Don't get near limes when in the sunlight, specifically when in Mexico.


On another note, I can not wait to download some pictures of our trip, specifically our room! Those rooms were amazingly beautiful and they had it all decorated for us! I even took the door sash that said "Honeymooners!"


Here is a picture of us doing our First Dance! I can't wait to share more with you all!


Photo Credit: Sight Photography
Please link back to East Coast Wedding when posting this picture



SOOOO who is getting married soon??


8 comments:

Soon to be Mrs. G said...

Oh my gosh...I'm so sorry that happened on your honeymoon! I'm glad to hear you're doing better and it's healing!

And to answer your question...ME ME...I'm getting married soon! I week from today :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Oh wow! I'm glad you're ok now! Who knew that could happen?

Love the pic from your first dance. Looking forward to more!

Hi, Lane said...

My sister was making key lime pies about a couple of years ago, in the middle of fall/winter (no sun exposure) and after squeezing the limes by hand, both of her hands bubbled up & blistered. It was awful, it was like she had stuck them in boiling oil. It was a random reaction, she'd handled limes a ton of times before. I'm glad you're okay!

Nicole said...

omg!! that is exactly what happend to my face! bubbled up...blister like..then just a burn..dead skin..OMG!!!!

Jenny.Lee said...

Whew thank goodness for dermatologists! I'm so glad it wasn't anything too serious.

lola said...

Wow -- that's rough! I'm glad it's getting better!

chelsea said...

oh my gosh that's good to know! Glad you got some fresh skin!

Future Mrs. H said...

75 days to go... ahhh!
I am definitely watching out for the lime juice in my honeymoon cocktails...