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.
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...