Friday, July 03, 2009


Last October, I was a pill poppin' fool trying to get an allergic outbreak under control.

Since then, I've tapered down to one pill every other day or so.

Couldn't got off the pills completely, though: I'd get welts on my elbows within three days of the last popped pill, and that would be the first indication of reactions still threatening.

So what with all the recent fun and excitement (har har) of packing and moving, the stress plus the dust pushed the allergies through: on Wednesday I was going about my business when I realised my lip felt funny... went to check in the mirror, and hey, whaddayaknow, half the lower lip was swollen. Not good.

So Wednesday night, and the whole of Thursday, I was in a benadryl-induced zombielike state, fighting a fully swollen bottom lip and a ton of welty hives. Today (Friday) I woke up feeling much closer to normal.

We've still got a lot to unpack, but hopefully I've got enough drugs in my system to withstand the effects of those dust mites!

... scary thing is, I only have an ever-so-slight reaction to dust mites, according to the allergist: imagine how much worse it could be / have been for someone else with a more severe reaction? Yikes!!

Have a great weekend everyone! And for those who celebrate: Happy 4th of July!

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  1. Why am I imagining you as Will Smith in Hitch when he had the allergy attack due to shellfish ingestion? Fat lips, fat ears, fat hands, and then the Benadryl stupor. Hope you feel better.

  2. Ugh! And it hits right when you need all of your energy to unpack! Not good!

  3. Hey I too am a jobless bum!!! Hahaha! Nice blog here! Cheers!


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