Friday, August 17, 2012
I've been suffering from ringworm for about TWO MONTHS now. It's to the point where I've just about given up. We're fairly sure the initial infection came from my cat; The whole family had it, but I had it the worst. At its peak, I had about 8 marks, in really embarrassingly obvious places on my arm.
The family's are all gone, but I have YET to get rid of it. I've tried everything from bleach to OTC anti-fungals. I had FINALLY gotten rid of it, but I think I managed to reinfect myself from my yoga mat. I completely didn't even think about it, but after finding the fourth spot on my arm in two days, I realized that's the only thing I've done differently recently.
So I've decided that since I'm unhappy with the mat anyway, and it's started to show wear and tear, I'm not going to try and disinfect it. I'm going to chunk it tomorrow, and get a new one. I will have to find a nice, thick one that isn't spongy. The regular yoga mats are too thin for my needs, and the thicker, spongier one I had was too stretchy and springy, and is kinda dangerous for doing yoga.
Tomorrow I'm going yoga mat shopping!
And hopefully, getting rid of the infectious mat will let me heal, because TWO MONTHS of damn ringworm's enough to make me want to scream. At least I get a new mat out of the deal. I was wanting to wait a bit longer to get more use out of this one, though it's starting to tear a bit, but this is a good excuse to buy shopping stuff.