I'm looking for sympathy and suggestions
OK. This is how it went. I came home from vacation and noticed that a kudzu vine was strangling my fledgling dogwood and the hydrangea right next to it. I gloved up and started pulling away. At the end of the kudzu vine was, yes, you guessed it. POISON IVY. I ran into the house like a wild woman and stripped and showered with hot water and lots of soap. That was Sunday. On Tuesday, I had carpal tunnel surgery. Yep, you guessed right again. I have poison ivy under my bandage and it itches like CRAZY!!! I bought some of the new Cortaid Poison Ivy stuff, but it isn't helping. I've also tried Hydrocortisone cream. It helps a little. I can't get that area of my arm wet, and I can't really scratch it either. I don't want to pull my stitches out. This is the part where I'm looking for sympathy and suggestions. I already know how stupid I am. My DH has already pointed that out for me.