Poison Ivy

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Poison ivy, poison ivy
Late at night while you’re sleeping,
Poison ivy comes a-creeping around.

I am now in my second week of suffering from poison ivy. Anne got some too, but my case is definingly worse. The week before last, we were both weeding the jungle that is our backyard. We managed to fill more than ten leaf bags, but there was still a lot left to do. Then the itching started. I was using my superstrength steroidal ointment, but it still seemed to be spreading and overall getting worse, mainly on my lower legs. I finally broke down and bought some over the counter poison ivy cream, mainly calamite lotion, but with added analgesics. Whether it is the new cream or the passing day, but things finally seem to be getting better now. Today, our gardener came by the house. He worked for four hours and filled another ten leaf bags. It was money well spent, the backyard looks practically naked now and seems much bigger too. I am so glad that the yard has now been cleared and should stay that way for a while.

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