Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
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[cancer] Sun sensitivity

Yesterday we went out looking at Vaux's Swifts. Which was a lot of fun.

Thanks to my friends Vectibix and Doxycycline, I now have very sensitive skin. I am especially sensitive to sunlight.

After just a week, the skin on my face is tight, brittle, tender and inflamed. I have a spray of acne on my chest and upper back as well. I use hypoallergenic lotion on my skin, as well as 1% Hydrocortisone cream. I go out with heavy sunscreen on my face, neck and hands. I wear a hat, long pants and long sleeves. I should be wearing a hood and possibly a scarf or kerchief.

I am beginning to flinch at any sunlight. My face hurt last night, just from the car ride to the swifts. I feel like a freaking vampire.

And this is only the beginning. By next spring, my skin ought to be a real party.

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