Monday, April 4, 2011

Ironic Allergy & Heel Spur

I just think this is really ironic: I am allergic to the Johnson & Johnson ORGANIC baby wash. I like to use the regular J&J baby wash on my face, but when I bought the organic kind, it made my face sting and turn red. Then the other day when I was bathing Jason and used it on him, apparently some got on my arm and didn't get washed off. My arm was itching and red. Jason, however, who has sensitive skin, has no problem with it. Weird.

Also just discovered why I have a horrible shooting pain coming from the heel of my foot. Extremely. Painful. It's called a heel spur, or plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is some kind of tendon in the bottom of your foot and when it gets overworked for whatever reason, it *smarts*.  Oh, and they seldom occur in people under 25 - another reminder that I'm nearing middle-age. Ugh.

p.s. While bathing Jason today, I noticed that the J&J Organic Baby Wash states "Allergy-tested".   ???  So they tested for allergens, found that there were some, but did nothing about it? except to say that they had tested it? Gee, thanks.
p.p.s. I'm not really bitter about it, like the above p.s. may indicate. I just thought it was chuckle-worthy.


wendy said...

So interesting about the allergy! Do you know what the allergic ingredient is? And so sad about the planta fascitis. That is a bugger! I know a good PT if you need some stretches to do! :)

Patti said...

Sorry about the heel spur. I could have told you that. :) But I don't think you are old. I like the chalkboard fridge idea too!