Thursday, September 2, 2010

Exhibit D

In a strange twist, one of my other mid-life crisis exhibits (possibly one of the aforementioned exhibits A through D) went a bit wrong. Wrong as in the laser that was making my times with a razor fewer and farther between, ended up burning me. (It was a brand new laser and ended up leaving somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 spots the size of a dime on my legs. Looking like Dax from Deep Space Nine has always been a secret wish of mine (eye roll)).

Anyway I may have permanent scarring on my legs and in order to avoid it, I get to spend the next 8 weeks slathered in Aloe Vera with SaranWrap plastered to my thighs. This means I get to crinkle when I walk, a sound not unlike that of a diaper - which is okay, IF you're a baby but I am 39. Also, sometimes that SaranWrap has a way of snaking down your legs and out the bottom of your pants/skirt/capris. Um, awkward. In the grand scheme of things, this is just a blip on the humility radar. And heaven knows I could always use more humility.

As a P.S. This was my 5th treatment and I hadn't been burned at all before. I'm blaming it on my tan (which sadly, is now doomed to fade as sunlight will only make the burn damage worse) and the fact that the laser was brand new and the technician is still adjusting to it. As long as you don't get any sun, it's probably still worth it.

7 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Oh, gosh! Did you sign some type of release of liability where even if you lose a leg and a breast, you still can't sue?

M-Cat said...

Note to self - stop entertaining the idea of laser hair removal.

Heffalump said...

Do the burns hurt?

Mrs. Organic said...

They are tender like a bruise (although the tenderness is going away), but mostly they are super attractive.

Omgirl said...

Ouch! I have only ever had one zap that left a burn like that. and the good news is I didn't do any aloe or saran wrap and it still didn't scar.

Emma J said...

Oh the joys? I just hope to escape this midlife wasteland and find myself on the other side with my sense of humor intact. No wonder old ladies wear purple and mutter to themselves!

radioactive girl said...

I want this done so badly! But now you may have scared me a little. I'm not sure I was really going to do it anyway but maybe. I hope you get better soon and it goes completely away!