Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Strep and antibiotics and hives! Oh my!

Remember me?  Again.

I swear to you Internetz that I had all the good intentions of following up after my last post.

But then I got sick.  Really sick.

I thought it was swimmers ear so I was treating it with an over-the-counter ear drop. 

The fact that the glands on the left side of my neck were practically popping out should have been a clue that it wasn't just swimmers ear.

Note: NEVER Google "swollen neck glands."  Just don't.

Post-freak out and one week later, I finally dragged myself to the clinic convinced that I had a more serious ear infection.

Turns out I didn't.  My ears were fine.  My throat on the other hand was a hot mess.

One gag-filled strep test later and yours truly walked away with my first prescription for antibiotics in I don't know how long.

So I googled the antibiotics I was taking.

Do you think I had learned from before?

Note: sometimes some things are best left un-Googled.

But a week into the antibiotics and I was feeling much better and having none of the awful side effects that I had been warned about.

Until the one night I noticed a small rash on my arm.   By bedtime it was all over my upper arms and travelling down my back.

By morning I was covered, and I mean covered in hives.

But did I stop taking my antibiotic?

Of course not!  I was going to finish those ten days!

So I returned to the doctor.  Even more miserable.

She took one look at me, told me to stop taking the antibiotics and for the next five days I was on prednisone, antihistamines, and a topical lotion.

It took three very long days to even turn a corner.  But eventually the hives started to go away.

So here I am.  Strep free.  Hive free.  And back. 


Monday, July 29, 2013

Testing 1, 2, 3...

Is anyone out there?

I wouldn't expect you to be any more.

I know I've neglected this blog. It has been too long and there is much to tell.

That said, there was some suspicious activity in my account which I think I have sorted out -- but if you have gotten anything weird from me I suggest you delete it and accept my apologies!

If anyone is still around, let me know.

I need to start writing again.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Hope the Easter Bunny was good to you, Internetz!

The girls made out like bandits and have enough chocolate to sink a battleship.

Me? I got a wicked cold/flu bug that has had me in bed for two days.

At this point I'm whiny, miserable, and one hot mess of kleenex and Dayquil.

I'm so behind at what is turning into a crazy week at work I don't know what to do.

The only thing that's keeping my spirits up is my new addiction to the DrawSomething app! FUN!

If this post doesn't make sense, I blame the drugs.

Send healthy vibes, Internetz, I needs them.

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