Yesterday I was supposed to be working on a few items as I prepare to pull the Airstream south. For the morning I went off to do some laundry, and then I’d get to the busy work. But instead all I accomplished was getting some laundry done. Right afterward I had a pretty severe allergic reaction. Not my standard tough it out at the Airstream reaction. This one was a whopper.
As I mentioned the other day, I’m an uncle again. And from 12:30 pm to 9:15 pm I was in the same hospital my sister gave birth in. But I wasn’t visiting, I went as a patient.
The severe reactions are pretty few and far between these days. With most everything all settled after being sick from 05-10′ I’ve felt pretty good. But I know there are a few food items (honey, milk, eggs) that really nail me. Something got me yesterday, but I don’t even know how. A handful of pretzels and peanuts in the morning, that was it. But something lit me up bad enough to take a ride in an ambulance.
As you can tell, I’m okay so no worries. There were a few hours when I just wasn’t sure what was happening. I haven’t reacted like this in quite a while. To say that a person gets used to what an allergic reaction feels like sounds a little crazy. But when I’ve accidentally gotten something in my food that didn’t belong there it’s a pretty normal pattern. Yesterday’s reaction wasn’t normal at all, which is why I opted for an ER visit……
Best part of this? Remember the other day when I wrote about the fact that one of my policies was cancelled thanks to the new healthcare system? Yeah, I’m a little concerned about that (it’s the policy that covers hospitalization), and about a bill for 8 hours in an ER. Oh well, I’ll cross that bridge when I get there.
As with any day after a severe reaction I’ll be lying low today. I always feel like I’ve run a marathon or something when it happens. And this morning I feel totally exhausted. Better, but exhausted.