Vanity, Kids Toys, and NBC News

Ever since I got pregnant with the little guy I've had some issues with my skin... on my face... as in breaking out. And it never went away. I kept thinking it was a hormonal thing that had everything to do with being pregnant and getting back to my "normal self." But, seriously, the self I was for 29 years may have been a stepping stone to my mom self. Adult acne and all, this may just be my new reality. So, let's just say that this whole break out thing has been new for me, kinda like I'm in junior high.

This week has proved to be one of those weeks when my skin issues have roared their ugly head (tee hee hee). And, of course, the timing could not be worse. Here's the deal: I'll be on NBC Chicago Morning News tomorrow morning to discuss outdoor toys for kids. If you're like us Hannemaniacs and wake up at the crack of dawn you can catch me around 6:15 am.

Keeping this in mind, I decided to fight back against my face yesterday. Why? Vanity set in. I had an appointment with the adorable dermatologist's nurse for stitch removal from that pesky mole and asked if she had any tricks up her sleeve for clearing up the mess on my face. She asked if I wanted to see the doctor.... Um, of course. So, he came in about 10 minutes later and took a look at my face.

Doc: "Hello, again. Heard you're going to be on tv. Let's get you ready!"

Me: "Yeah, well, I mean, it's not a big deal and I'm not usually this vane and, I mean, um, this is just out of control. But, seriously, I don't have to explain vanity to you, I can't imagine some of the patients you probably see...." (OK, it's safe to say I should have an off switch)

A little one on one time with the doc and he lays out his plan of attack. Shots, pills, and a topical gel. Yikes. It seems major, but promises to clean this up lickety split.

The shots were administered yesterday, kinda hurt, not gonna lie. And the topical gel seems to have made an overnight difference, except I felt like my face was tingling a bit. But, I think I'm going to draw the line at the pills. I want to see what the shots and topical gel can do on their own. (Say it with me: self sabotage)

So, anyway, moral of the story:

1. I will be on NBC News tomorrow morning at the crack of dawn talking outdoor toys.

2. Adult acne is real, people.

3. Vanity has set in for this Mom Blogger.

4. Per usual, I say I want help, but only commit to about 66% of anything I'm told to do.


Windtraveler said...

LOL - nip it in the bud sister...or, in the head...ewwwww...either way, I feel your pain. remember my bad breakout?? good god. great skin for 30 years and SHAAZAAAAMMM 'adult acne' - however, i opted to pop the pills. pills are goooood. worked like a charm ;)

Anonymous said...

I'm telling you... wonder gel is FINACEA... saved my life and baby safe to boot.

JLK and JL said...

Can't wait to see you on the news! You are the best! Good luck!