Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Whatever Works

Day 21 of abs.

I'm really busy today, busy itching.  I have been spending most of the last month in a hotel room and other than a couple of weekends at home we have been in the same hotel and the same room.  I noticed the first week that I stayed here that I developed some really itchy bites but I was in the throes of a vicious HO and withdrawl and had other maladies that required more of my attention.  I just thought they had some high testosterone mosquitos up here.  The next couple of weeks I might have noticed a few bites but they were small nuisances.  This week I have bites all over my torso and they don't go away in a couple of days like mosquito bits they just get worse.  They get hard and even more itchy.  I peeled back the sheets on the bed this morning, I had done this before and found nada, but this morning paydirt. You guessed it. Bedbugs! Two of the little suckers.  They don't look like the pictures I googled but they're bugs and they're in my bed and I'm itching like crazy.  On a better note I did find a great antedote for the itchy bites.  Yesterday I was scratching myself to death and didn't have a car and was wondering what I had in my toiletrie bag that would relieve the itching and painful swelling.  Hmmm. Ah-ha! Hemorrhoid cream! (Hey even though I'm not drinking life can still be a pain in the ass sometimes and I travel prepared.)  It worked like a dream.  Okay I know you're thinking "Ewww!" But hey, whatever works. 

So today I'm out there doing my best not to scratch where it itches no matter how much I want to.

Oh, the trials of life in soberland.


  1. Hi you...just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your daily blogs. I came across it by chance a week or so ago and its just what I need...I too am on the hard road to sobriety. Thanks!

  2. You're welcome and thanks. The reason I started the blog is because when I was looking for a blog about the "journey" I found a lot of blogs from "recovered" alcoholics but none from somebody that was going through the process. I hope it helps me and I hope it helps others. I am interested in hearing about how you found it. Was it from a message board or mmlist

  3. The WFS website. Yes, that's why it was such a pleasant surprise to find your blog (I can relate so much to you and your writings).