I have terrible vision and began wearing glasses at the age of 12. I hate that I have to wear contacts/glasses. One day I'm hoping to have corrective surgery and I'll finally be able to wake up and see what time it is without putting on my glasses. My mom told me fairly recently that when my dad found out that both my brother and I needed glasses he was really upset. Upset that we inherited his bad vision. I didn't quite understand that until recently.
Along with bad eyesite I have very sensitive skin. I'm a real prize aren't I? I have eczema that I still deal with daily but it was really bad when I was a child. The worst affected area for me was the bottoms of my feet. If I went barefoot for any length of time they would dry up, crack and then bleed. My mom tried all sorts of different creams and treatments but the results were always the same. It felt like I was walking around with hundreds of paper cuts on the bottoms of my feet. If I didn't get lotion on them the edges of the cracked skin would harden and snag on anything and everything. At night I could either have my feet snag and tear on my sheets or wear socks year round. Summer was the worst.
It turns out that AC might have the same condition that I did. She has had patches of eczema on different areas of her body but in the past week or so her feet have been red, patchy and hot to the touch. She is always showing me the bottoms of her feet, itching them and saying, "OW". Today she cried and cried because it took me a while to figure out that she wanted her eczema cream on the bottoms of her feet. I hate that she has this because of me. HATE. IT.