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Friday, May 30, 2008

Udderly Ridiculous

Hello, my name is Phelan. And I have been diagnosed with. . .

Plumbers Butt Burn.

The main type of people that this illness appears in, are gardeners that spent long hours on their hands and knees, weeding. The cause is wind, sun and pants that are too big for the sufferer. It looks similar to a sunburn, only affecting the small of the persons back. The only known preventative is a sunblock. The cure is unknown, but symptoms will disappear after a few days.

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Edie, my pregnant dam.

Picture 253

I know that her udder can get bigger. But this, this looks painful.
Picture 252

9 comments:

Meg said...

Ha ... I think I have a permanent stripe on my lower back. I always forget the sunscreen there until it's too late.

Tim Appleton (Applehead) said...

You should be seeing a calf soon, that about how big ours get as well.

Marina said...

Seeing that makes me feel SO much better

;)

Maggie said...

Those areas that hardly see the sun sure are sensitive:) May I suggest long lightweight tshirts washed in RIT dye spf treatment. I usually get it on the back of my neck as I never remember that my body has two sides when applying sunblock.

alrescate said...

Phelan, I don't know if you have checked my journal lately but the babies were born at 25 weeks on May 25th. They are doing well for their size. Please check LJ for further info.

Country Girl said...

Yikes, looks kinda tender!
~Kim

lisa said...

Ow! That udder reminds me of weaning my son "cold turkey" without meds to dry up. It was 24 years ago, but seeing that poor cow sure brings it back!

Margo said...

I know very little about cows, but I am familiar with PBB - a variant up here in the northeast, because of our marshes and vernal pools in the woods, is PBBmv - Plumbers Butt Burn-mosquito bite variant. You will not find case histories of this in either the NE Journal of Medicine or the Lancet, as the sufferers never admit themselves to a doctor's office let alone a hospital. Still, the mozzies are brutal at my community garden, and when I made the mistake of not dosing up with bug spray (which I never, ever use anyway) I learned the hard way. A pebbly band of bites across my lower back, like some kind of strange tattoo from Papua New Guinea. You have my sympathies, but I'd rather not trade. When I burn, I peel. At least with the bites, I won't have...back dandruff. :)

Annette said...

Glad to know my condition now has a name. Is there a group? Plumber Butt Burn Anonymous (PBBA)? I sooo need to join!

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