14 June, 2008

That's my alibi and I'm sticking to it...

I was getting dressed this morning when M suddenly said:

Hey, what's that red ring on your back?

WHAT?! You're kidding, right?

No, I'm dead serious. It's right here and... uh oh.

WHAT!?

There's another one. and another one. Holy shit, Betsy, you've got at least 5 or 6 of them!

I raced to our full length mirror and contorted myself so that I could take a look. Sure enough, there were several round rashes on my back. Bright red at the edges and clear in the center-- very similar to B's except that they were perfectly round instead of elliptical. Could my entire back have been covered with ticks without me knowing it???!! With a sinking heart I twisted further to get a better look.

M? These don't look like bullseyes, they look like... hickeys!

What?! Want to tell me how you ended up with 6 hickeys on your back?

All of a sudden I burst out laughing. I had an ECG stress test earlier this week during a routine checkup, and that must have been where they attached the suction cup monitors...

6 comments:

anno said...

Well, that's a better theory than my first thought ... ticks (oh no!).

Be prepared to have some explaining to do for a while. Those suction cup marks can take months to fade.

Astrid said...

I was relieved reading the end of the post as my frist thought was "Oh no! Not again"

Gardner said...

man you sure know how to spin a yarn. ECG hickeys. That is funny.

Goofball said...

yeah sure....


(I learned a new word!! Hickey. Hmm now I have to come up with good sentences to practise my new word :) ).

Betsy said...

Maybe you could give Mr. Goofball a few and then point them out at inopportune moments.

"Oh, honey, is that a HICKEY?!"

Goofball said...

oh yes...when he is on a conference call :D