Monday, August 18, 2008

What a weekend!

So, on Thursday afternoon I went to the dentist for a cleaning. By Thursday night I had itchy thighs and feet. What's that about??? We had our friends Bob and Mary over to look at the photos we had taken the night before and the second they left I had Joe take me to the drug store to buy some Benadryl thinking I was having an allergic reaction to something (even though I have no known allergies).

The Benedryl helped a TEENSY bit and by Friday night I had Joe going back to the drug store to get me something to put on the huge welts so that they would stop itching. He brought me home some hydrocortisone cream as recommended by the pharmacist. That also seemed to help a teensy bit.

So, early on Saturday morning I had Joe take me to the walk-in clinic to get things checked out. I was diagnosed with an infection, NOT allergies, and was instructed to stop taking the Benadryl and was prescribed a cream to put on the welts.

Things were NOT improving. I had to miss my Mother's surprise birthday party on Saturday which totally bugged me AND I was stuck with a $27.00 birthday cake that I had ordered for the party (we're still eating the cake by the way).

So, by 2:00 am on Sunday morning I was laying in bed CRYING because I was still in agony (2 applications of the prescribed cream and 2 baking soda baths later). So...again first thing on Sunday morning I was BACK at the clinic looking for help. This time the doctor looked at the now VERY red rash on my legs and feet and said "this is an allergic reaction, stop using that useless cream, here's a prescription for prednisone and go back to taking the Benadryl". *sigh*

The only thing I can think of that may have caused this is something that happened at the dentist. I don't know what. I called the dental office this morning and asked if they used a different freezing. They had not. So the cause of this reaction is still a mystery although I still suspect it has something to do with the dentist.

So...for the first time since Thursday night I feel human again. I still need the Benadryl as my feet are still itchy, but all the hives are finally gone.

Thank goodness. This is NOT a good week to be sick. We are headed to the cottage on Saturday so I have all the pre-vacation cleaning and shopping to do. I also need to get my life organized because the day after we come home I have to go back to work!!!!!!!!!

Anyways, I did manage to sew another Simplicity 3835 this weekend. During the few moments that I wasn't in agony, sewing was a great distraction.

The whole time I was working on the top I could hear my mother's voice telling me that I was "not doing it right". She would have taken great care to match up the print. I did not. When I told her about the top this morning and that I KNOW she wouldn't approve of it, her reply was "well, you can wear it around the house at least". NO!! I do plan to wear it out, even though the stripes do NOT match up. Sorry Mom!

It's time for another dose of Benadryl which is sure to make me sleep for a good two hours and then it's time to do a little cleaning and packing.

I certainly hope your weekend was better than mine!!!


Sarah and Jack said...

Lordy, not you too?!!?!

It took two rounds of the prednisone over here (just finished on Sat), and I am still itching. WAHHHHHHHHHHH!

I hope it stops for you very soon. I am convinced that if you need to torture POWs you should just make them itchy.

Sonja said...

I've been through that kind of crap so many times... it sucks. My body got so used to Benadryl that I could take two in the evening and wake up without the "Benadryl hangover" the next morning.
I'm glad you're feeling better!

marci said...

Glad to know you're feeling better now. Weird reaction though... Scary, too.

As for the matching stripes -- your mom could be my mom. It's rubbed off on me a bit though. When I go shopping, I check stuff to see that it's lined up properly. :)

Waldeck Dry Goods said...

The exact same thing happened to me after I had my wisdom teeth removed when I was in college. No one ever figured it out... weird....

giddygoat said...

My mom would say the same thing. And I too would wear it in public.
Sorry about the itchies! How miserable.

Mary Sarah said...

Good grief! Your allergic reactions was even worse than I imagined! I'm glad you're feeling better now. Great new top! Wear it wherever you like ... it looks marvelous!

Felicia said...

Hope you're feeling better and love your new top! :)

Mary said...

PHOTOS ARE AWESOME! Thanks again to you and Joe.

OMG, I wish you had said you weren't feeling that hot or we would of left sooner. :o(

I really hope you are okay Karyn!!!!! That sounds bad whatever happened to you!!!


lera said...

That sounds miserable! I hope you are feeling better by now!

Love the 38-35. It's okay if it doesn't match up, DianNe. :-)