My forgetfulness will be the death of me!(3 posts)
Figuratively of course!
I don't noticeably react to bites, once when I caught a BB scurrying away from me, a few minutes later I noticed a series of red bumps on the side of my forearm (the side you have to turn your arm or cock your elbow to see) mildly puffy, that did become a bit itchy after I touched them. I'd imagine that if I hadn't touched them, they wouldn't have gotten itchy, since that instance occured after over a month of BB activity and I hadn't noticed anything similar before. Those red bumps disappeared within half an hour after I saw them and the itchiness subsided within a few minutes of me ignoring it.
Here's the fun part! I'm allergic to cats, and I have 3 (three) of them! Not only does their dander sometimes give me an allergic reaction, but if I get so much as poked with a claw, let alone scratched, it gets super puffy and itchy.
The more better part, I'm extremely forgetful! I once grabbed a plastic pepper grinder and cut my finger on a sharp spot where a piece of plastic had broken off but didn't notice. I just thought I poked my finger but not that any damage had actually been done. A few minutes later "OH MY GOSH! WHY AM I BLEEDING?!" And I really had to think about it to remember that the pepper grinder thing had happened.
So if you've put two and two together already, In the few days since my treatment, I'm noticing red puffy spots (that are just small spots, not a scrape or scratch) and having to think really hard about whether or not a cat had gotten me within the half hour. Unfortunately most of the time I'm just not sure! This is going to drive me bonkers! The next 30 days may be just as long as the last 30 days before we had the treatment!
Perhaps take notes.
Even an old pencil and a small piece of paper is better than the best memory.
Conficious ( I think, I can't remember! )
that's very true! Human beings never remember things exactly how they happened. We remember our experience of what happened, which can be nothing near to the reality of the situation.
I guess a good BB example could be those who have/had a very manageable and easily treatable infestation that all and all, isn't that bad. But most people are going to remember it as one of their worst experiences they've every had, which means they're always going to remember their infestation as something horrific. Even if in reality it was a minor problem.
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