I normally don’t ever get sunburned. Even when I sit out without sunscreen, the most I’ve come away with is a little redness on my shoulders. Yesterday, we went to the beach, and since it was my first time out in the sun this season, I was extra careful and used 30 SPF. Unfortunately, it did not do any good, and I think I might have sun poisoning.
Symptoms of sun poisoning:
Entire body as red as a lobster: check
Burning heat on all skin surfaces: check
Pain when I sit, stand, wear clothes, and generally just exist: check
Chills and shivering: check
Throwing up after having a few sips of ice water: check
Passing out twice while trying to get in the car after dinner: check and check
Final verdict: Charleston Sun 1, Me 0.
I hope I can make it through my morning flights without freaking out my fellow passengers by passing out or throwing up.
Also, to clarify my last post: I know I am not fat, but I have about 5 extra pounds (maybe 10) that I would like to lose, and I’ve been trying really hard to do so, without much success. I was wearing an outfit that accentuated my tummy, and had just eaten a ton of junk food that I was feeling pretty guilty about, so it was kind of a sensitive time for that remark. Besides, let’s face it, no one likes to be called fat.