I scratch it and scratch it, but it continues to itch.
It’s hot and humid and my infusion site is driving me absolutely crazy. It itches me most of the time, especially after I exercise. When I’m running I don’t feel it, but when I get home it starts to itch intensely. I find myself standing in the shower scratching around my infusion site. I scratch while I get dressed, too. I thought that changing the site more often would help, but it doesn’t really. The old site, exposed, continues to itch (and I scratch it) and the new site seems to quickly follow.
Yesterday I spent a few hours working in our building’s garden – weeding and cleaning. It was hot and I was sweating. I was also covered in dust. My infusion site was itching me like crazy, but my hands were so dirty I could not get near it. When I was done working in the garden I went upstairs, cleaned up, and immediately started to scratch. I couldn’t stop scratching around the set. It reminded me a bit of when I was twelve and had a cast on my arm. The only difference is that then I could use a ruler or my grandmother’s knitting needles to scratch my arm.
The itchy part of the infusion site is unreachable and all I can do is scratch around it. I reach around with my hand and scratch two sides of the site with my fingers spread so the set is in between them. That’s the best I can do.
I’m sure I’m not alone here, but knowing others are suffering does not make it much better. I don’t think there is much I can do about it, but it makes me feel a little better to share my frustration.