-Oh man, it's starting to burn a little.
-Chocolate, lots of it, is my 'reward'.
-I'm glad I've jumped out of airplanes, because the anticipation was similar.
-CUSS is going to hate me.
-I'm afraid to look. Really truly.
-I've done what I swore I never would do.
Why did I do this? Because I've never done it.
I've scoffed, pshawed, ridiculed, gagged, derided.
But then my friend who was getting married last fall went for hers, since she was going on a dive trip after her wedding, and she counted off some of the benefits. It stuck in my head. And other thoughts right now - summer's coming, if I do it now it's not FOR anyone and thus there's noone but me to like or dislike it. And though I'll be poor in a month, right now I'm not, so there you go.
Walking to the appointment I was trying to calm my nerves using techniques learned or developed from climbing and sky diving. I don't think it was the heat - my palms were sweating. But really once I got there it was all ok. The woman was very professional as she tied me down on the table in her soundproof room so noone can hear you scream.
Just joking. Actually, the room really was pretty soundproof. But I wasn't tied down and I didn't need to scream. Amazingly enough, it wasn't all that bad. Only one strip hurt really really badly, you can guess which. Topical anesthetic, I love you. And she also would cover the spot she waxed with her hand immediately after pulling, which helped immensely. And I managed to not fart, which was good, because who knows what she would have done to me then.
Factoid: The right side is more sensitive than the left. She said so - everyone experiences that.
Factoid: Some people bleed. I didn't.
Fact: I really can't look. I'm scared I'll gross myself out. I know I'll have to look at some point.
Next steps. Not wearing underwear right now (and wearing a skirt that will NOT fly up with a breeze). When I get 'home' I have to lather neosporin on me and wear loose clothing tonight.
And, so that's what I did on my lunch hour.
I hope noone comes to my blog looking for Social Security or Medicare information. This post will certainly blow their minds.