So I learned during this appendectomy ordeal that I am allergic to surgical tape, perhaps to latex and other plastics in general. After the surgery, I developed these sizable blisters — one was the size and shape of a Jujube candy. This explains why I often get a rash at weird times. When I spend too much time in front of the keyboard, when I walk barefoot on most carpet. Hmm. Not sure how I’m going to find a workaround for not itching in a plastic, postmodern universe.