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Hives and Blogathon Thoughts

Wow. What a last two days.

As you can probably tell from my last Blogathon posts, I ended up getting hives very, very badly on Saturday and Sunday. Like so bad that I couldn't open my eye because it was swollen shut. Like so bad I thought I was going to go crazy from the itching and that my face would never look normal again. Yeah, lots of fun.

I slept almost all day Sunday after the Blogathon, so apparently it is exhausting being the elephant man. I woke up this morning and went to the doctor's office, convinced the whole time that he was going to chide me for not going to an ER on Sunday (I did call the twenty-four hour nurse helpline on the back of my insurance card and she said if I wasn't having problems breathing, then I could wait until Monday) and that now my face was going to be permanently fucked up. Yeah, I'm not neurotic or anything. *rolls eyes*

Luckily, they were able to see me pretty soon after getting there since I showed up without an appointment. My doctor was concerned that there was going to be a problem with my eye since it was completely swollen shut, but after having me hold it open and track his finger, he said it looked fine and that there didn't seem to be a problem with it.

I then got a steroid shot and he gave me some allergy and steroid pills and a steroid cream to help with the itching. Since I'm still housesitting for Elaine, I drove back to her side of town to find a pharmacy. It's unbelievable, but I could only find one CVS over here and they were out of my medicine. I swear, on my side of town, you can't drive more than a block without hitting a CVS and/or Walgreen's, but I was having no luck today.

After about an hour, I finally remembered that there's a Super Wal-Mart not too far from her house, so I drove back that way. Sure enough, they had a pharmacy and had my medicine is stock, so I was able to get my stuff and head home.

I've spent most of the day napping, so I'm not sure if it's from the medicine, feeling crappy, or just a combination, but at least I can open my eye now. I think I'm going to grab some dinner and then go to bed early.

Aside from the hives and the last few hours of posts sounding really whiny (but I really did have a reason to whine, I swear!), Blogathon went really well.

Despite the fact that I only started raising money nine days before Blogathon started, I managed to raise exactly $400 for my charity, Heifer International.

My goal was to raise $500, but I would really love it if I could break $403, the amount I raised last year. Donations are being accepted until tomorrow evening, so if you could spare any money, I would really, really appreciate your donations. Remember, too, that for every $5.00 that you donate, your name goes in a drawing for a set of my Burn It mix CDs, four in total.

I also wanted to say thank you again to the people that have already sponsored me: Mac, Laurence, Wendy, Howard, Mie, Elaine, Ealasaid, Elke, Kristine, Ken, Luka, Brenna, Don, Groovehouse, Karel, Shawn, Lilith, Terry, Naubionna, Jaime, Katie, and Heather. Y'all truly rock!

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oh holy heck! i'm glad you're not gonna die! :) :) :)

.: Luka said on August 9, 2005 12:51 AM :: link it :.

I'm always so worried when somebody mentions hives, even though one in five people will have an acute case in their lifetime. But because I am one of the lucky few to be afflicted with chronic hives, I have a unique perspective and I'm always scared when a friend mentions it! I'm so glad you're okay, I really am. Believe me, I know exactly what you went through.

.: Meredith said on August 29, 2005 02:30 PM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at August 8, 2005 09:10 PM to see this post.

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