So, here recently, my husband has had to take on many new roles since life has gotten really busy for us. One of them being the taker of the kids to the many, many appointments. One such appointment happened to be the dermatologist for one of our girls.
She had this blackhead looking thing on her nose for almost a year. I had tried everything. I bought a $16 blackhead remover – the best you can find at Walgreens. $16!!! Didn’t work. I just made her look like Rudolph. I bought a charcoal face mask. Didn’t work. I bought some other Vitamin E face mask which I tried out as well and played it off like it was a girl’s spa night. It was literally like putting a dirty, stinky washrag on your face and letting it sit there while you look like Michael Myers. I think we would’ve gotten the same results if we would’ve just done that too. Didn’t work. I smeared Elmer’s glue all over her nose and let it dry, then peeled it off. Didn’t work. The things we do for our kids, right?
So, my husband made an appointment with a dermatologist because I was kind of worried it might be something else since it had been there so long. They told him they had an opening in 3 months and then when he said that was too long they told him he could come in that afternoon. ?!?! The lady dermatologist takes a look at her nose and says it could be one of two things. It could be a stubborn blackhead or it could be something called, “Dilated Pore of Wiener”. My response: Really Bryon? Really – she said that? Was she rubbing your knee when she said that? It’s hard being a hot hubby isn’t it? Lol. So strange. You can’t make this stuff up. Apparently, Wiener is the name of the guy who discovered this type of skin thing. That’s unfortunate.
I think this is one of those times where doctor’s don’t need to use technical jargon – best not to, in fact. You know where they just talk at you in doctor’s terms and you’re looking at them with glazed over eyes like ok just tell me in real people terms. What’s wrong with me?
It’s a running joke with my daughter now. My other daughter has some rash under her eye that looks like diaper rash. So, we diagnosed her with “Diaper Rash of the Eye Hole”. Wonder what my third daughter will come down with – scared to find out.
Of course, then the doctor tells her that it looks beautiful anyway. Ok great so we’ll just called it a beauty mark instead of “Dilated Pore of Weiner” – let’s just go with that! :-p