| | First day of new job..........AAAAAAARGGGGGHHH!!!!!!!!
You will probably find this story very hard to believe (I am so darn angry myself), but I promise you it is 100% true.
As soon as I woke up for the first day of my new job, I looked myself in the mirror and thought 'Horray, I look very acceptable, and things have cleared up nicely. I felt really good.
At lunch time I was feeling really run down and drained (like I did the day before), so I went to sick bay and rested for two hours. When I was lying in that bed, the following words most accurately reflect what went thru my mind:
"I can't believe I'm clear, since this is the first day of a new job. I mean, I have NEVER EVER EVER been clear for the first day of a new job - I usually get some frightful breakout just before. Hah - my stupid superstitions for once didn't come true...HORRAAAAAAY! Sucked in acne!!!"
Then at 3pm that day I went to the bathroom, and there was a mirror there of course. I totally freaked out!!!! I saw these red spots all across my forehead! I thought OMG!!!! For a start, I never get spots on my forehead, and just THE DAY I start a new job, I don't just get one there, I get
tonnes of them!!! Great! I swear they weren't there this morning. Sigh...
I knew my feelings about first days at work were more than mere superstitions!!!!
Then in the afternoon they got really itchy....
Then I got home and got in the bath and saw these spots strewn from shoulder to tummy. I thought ***! Then I went straight to the net and typed in 'chicken pox symptoms' and saw everything I had on these sites -mouth ulcers, rundown, headaches, symptoms of colds, fever, itchiness, spots, pain in eyes etc.
So I went to the doctor's that night, and he confirmed that I do have chicken pox. I didn't realise how bad this thing was until now. I have what appears to be the most severe bout of acne you have ever seen, from literally my head (yes the scalp) to my toes. I have now over 550 lesions, and only the minority have scabbed.
The pain and discomfort has been so intense throughout my whole body. I have had many illnesses before, such as really intense burns on my body, a fall which caused my head to split open requiring emergency surgery, black eyes, broken limbs, more than one bike accident causing bad grazing, spider bites, a ruptured eardrum and terribly bad sun burns. However, this chicken pox is without a doubt more painful than any of the above.
I am offering all this pain up for all those who will die today, and trying to accept it from God as cheerfully as possible. Mother Theresa says that suffering is God's gentle embrace, a avenue He can use to call you closer.
Anyway, can't wait till the next time I start a new job (not!!!)
Words can't describe how horrible I feel,
The Accutane Avenger
And I shall be clothed again with my SKIN, and in my flesh I shall see God." [Job 19:25]