Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Sticky stuff

Does anybody know how to get tape residue off of human skin? I have taken numerous showers since my surgery yet still the tape residue remains. I mean it is literally all over my body in a grid-like pattern. Here is an artistic rendering:

The red marks are my incisions and all the gray is the outline of tape residue. This is actually uncomfortably similar to what it looks like on my body. And yes I’m aware that it looks like I have a bulge in this drawing. Stop making fun of me, or I will talk more about catheters.

Holy crap I am hot. How do I not have a boyfriend.

7 comments:

Melanie was here said...

Hi Sarah! Welcome back! Nail polish remover and WD 40 work very well at removing tape residue. Hope you feel better soon. I've missed your posts!

Golightly said...

I hope you have a good recovery!
Maybe Goo-B-Gone?!?! It works really well on those price stickers that stay on dishes and glassware...haven't tried on human skin though I am sure it'll work on anything, as it promises on the bottle. They have it at Pier 1 Imports and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Shamus O'Drunkahan said...

Tomato sauce works great. Or is that for if you get sprayed by a skunk?

Erik with a K said...

golightly is right - Goo Be Gone works great on skin. It smells like oranges or citrus. I've used it to get tar out of the strangest places...

Your pic looks great except the bulge part, but maybe you just have an impressive amount of hair down there or something.

Tigerlily said...

Goo Gone works well, I have to use it at least once a month when they give me my heart tests. Nail polish remover never works for me.

Hugh Janus said...

Try gasoline. That's good for removing sticky stuff. And many people enjoy the smell of gasoline.

What's going on with all the incisions? Did the doctor just randomly cut you open until they found the gall bladder? It looks like that one was dangerously close to your heart.

You also might want to get an x-ray on your right leg. I think you might have a broken femur.

Charlotte said...

That crap is annoying.. I used alcohol. Drink enough of that stuff and you'll forget all about it..lol. After I had my Thoracotomy and my Mediastinoscopy(at 23..that shit blows) I had it all over my neck and chest, back and in my hair! Damn nurses are soooo rude.