Monday, September 5, 2011

Leprosy 2011

Alright, let's start off with a cute, happy picture, because I don't want the rest of these pics stuck at the top of my page until I post again :P I can't believe how grown-up Orion is looking!! I guess I shouldn't have cut all his hair off!

And in cute, happy news, Nathan and I finally got to go on a date for the first time since Desmond was born! We got Chipotle, ate it at a pretty park, took a nice leisurely walk, got an amazing Raspberry Killer Brownie at Dorothy Lane Market, and came home in time to feed Des. It was way too short, but we had a really nice time :)

So. I have been pretty sick the last couple weeks. It's really quite an epic saga. Over the past month or so I've had around seven canker sores. I had what I thought was a cold a couple weeks ago, then I felt fine for a couple days (during which I ran a mile! Woohoo!!). Last Sunday I felt just plan crappy all day... baaaad sinus headaches, dizziness, shooting pains through the outsides of my ears (??), tiredness... then that night I had a fever and was freezing til it broke during the night. The next day I got a sore throat which kept getting worse throughout the week. During the night Thursday night I woke up covered in hives. My eyelids were also extremely puffy. Friday morning the hives went away but I felt totally wiped out and my throat was killing me. I finally decided to go to the doctor.

Turns out I had some kind of virus that had caused some kind of infection in my throat, so I got some antibiotics. My throat is finally starting to feel better but is still pretty raw.

Not. Happy.

That leaves the hives. I hate hives. A lot. I occasionally have a break-out for completely unknown reasons (which I've read is pretty typical. Something like 70% of cases of hives are from unknown causes). Since Thursday night they have come back every evening and faded in the morning. Today they never really went away, and tonight they are AWFUL. They are absolutely everywhere and the itching is driving me crazy. I wanted to avoid taking Benadryl because it can affect my milk supply, but tonight I gave in and took one. So far it doesn't seem to be helping.

If you think of me please pray that the hives go away and stay away. I am going to call an allergist tomorrow and make an appointment to get tested to see what I'm allergic to. The hives may not be an allergic reaction (you can get them from a virus, stress, whatever), but I would like to at least TRY to avoid things that could make me sick, so I need to know what those things are.

Well thanks for looking at my nasty diseased skin. Uhhhhgh :/
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