Thursday, July 16, 2009

I feel fat

Okay, one of these things is not like the other.

Yes, these are my ankles. Note the boney old-ladyish looking one on the left. That is the "normal" state. Note the puffy, lack of boney old-ladyish one on the right. That's the annoying state.

Seems that while we were out in the wilds earlier this week, some flying biting thing had a feast of my right ankle. Beeotch.

I remember the little ankle-biters following me around during our fishing excursion. Not sure what they were. Horse flies? The itchiness was apparent when we returned home but that's nothing new because my legs always itch in the summertime. I'm not sure if it's just a heat rash kind of thing or if it's from running on weed infested trails or some combination of both, but the itchy leg syndrome is just something I must deal with. Every summer.

But soon after the itchiness started, the puffiness began. And kept puffing. I wondered, how big could my boney old-lady ankle get?

So itchy ankles in summer are nothing new. A puffed-up ankle accompanied by a couple of bite sites characterized by little hard bumps is a rather novel thing, however.

Could be worse, I guess. Coulda been a bear.



  1. Oh my GOSH! You have a CANKLE!

    I kid, I kid.

    Annoying little bugs!I know there are some pretty good topical remedies for itchy bug bites, (Benadryl makes a spray and a gel) but I'm not sure if they'd help the swelling.

  2. When not running outside, a person should always wear boots...

    Actually covered shoes were invented hundreds of years ago for protection of these types of things...

  3. I could be wrong but I am pretty sure there is a rule that says if you weight 108lbs, fully dressed and after having just knocked off a whopper, you're not allowed to say you feel fat.

    but then this is your blog so I am pretty sure you can make the rules.

  4. Ouch! Are you sure it is a bug that made you swell and not a contact allergy from a plant or something? Hope you get back to your normal old-lady self soon!

  5. That's what you get for playing around in the wild. There's always something out there waiting to bite/stick/sting/prick you. Bet that slows up your runs (not by much).

  6. ow!

    Us gals and our swollen, achy, itchy body parts...


    Hope it gets better soon.

    FYI - I took 1/2 of a 12-hr time release sudafed this morning and it seems like the tetanus arm is slightly better, so thank goodness for that...