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    never a dull moment!
    Lupylisa44 posted:
    Last night one of my dogs jumped on me and her nails caught my leg and ripped a 6 inch slice and a 3 inch hole in my leg. I have very thin skin due to years of plaquenil and steroid use so it's more like tissue paper than skin. I also have a bunch of "pema-bruises" on that leg from plaquenil so it is just a mess! Not to mention it hurts like "you-know-what!!!" (insert expletive here)

    I had to go to the ER where I got 15 stitches in the long one and they had to steri-strip the other one closed because it was just a flap that was torn off. Of course this happens right before we are about to go on vacation to lake michigan!!! I won't be able to get my stitches out until after we get there. I got a bunch of waterproof Tegaderm patches to put on the 3 inch one so I can actually go to the beach and go swimming in the lake.

    All I can say is UGH!

    Never a dull moment with me that is for sure!!!

    With love, with patience and with faith, we'll make our way.
    lisaisweavebee responded:
    Okay - now your other post makes sense (sorry, read the the Monday check in first).

    Sucks about your leg! Hope it heals quickly and you have a wonderful time at the lake!

    nancyj95 responded:
    I do know how you feel. Fifteen years of Medrol has done a job on my skin. I got bumped by a kid's bike on a bus in Paris and had a 10 inch bruise down my leg for weeks. I've had the skin tears too. People are always asking what's wrong. Good luck on your vacation. Have a super time.

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