So I came home with a rash that did not go away even though I was no longer in an over heated country. Madison was a very cool 50-something degrees this morning and my rash was just as red and even more itchy. I made a 9 am doctors appointment. I came to find out that a rash is a symptom of the Zeka virus, but it should be accompanied by fever, achy joints and red eyes. I only have a rash. The doctor I saw happened to see a man last week with the exact same rash in the exact same places I had-- arms and legs, mostly forearms and lower legs-- only this guy had gone to the Dominican Republic. He'd also covered himself with a mosquito repellent with a high percent of Deet in order to keep himself from getting mosquito bitten. The doctor felt my pours were agitated from all the Deet, sweat and rubbing. He did a thorough study of my skin to make sure. I came home assured I did NOT have the Zeka virus.
Jessi and I went out to breakfast and then out grocery shopping. We are leaving on a road trip at the end of the week, so I did not want to get too much food but both of us want to eat healthy so that meant lots of fruit and veggies. I gained 2 pounds after all and will do my best to get it off by the week's end. I'd like to keep losing more if possible. I met up with Melissa late in the day at the pool with her kids. It was very mild afternoon, hardly over 70 degrees, but warm enough for a swim. I came home and made stir fry for dinner and Jessi was very happy. We are both going to bed early tonight!