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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Rash? What Rash?.......

Ahhhhhh.....

You mean the one that pretty much envelopes my whole body. Gotcha!

CRaaaaaaaazy past few days and since I'm heading towards WV very soon I'll give you the short version...

  1. Deoderant and me do not mix
  2. Tried all natural deoderant with no antiperspirant
  3. I might as well of stuck a hot poker to my pits(I'm sure it would have been less painful)
  4. Seems I am now allergic to all forms(Joy....And I'm certain Tammy, Lora and the world around me will feel the same)
  5. Then I shave....Break skin(NOT much at all) Used said deoderant still not knowing it was the culprit.
  6. UGH
  7. Lovely skin pet inhabitants that all seem to think we need exited the building into said skin breakage.....
  8. Now we have fungus amongus living in their newly found home.(My left pit to be exact) And if you will recall ME and Fungus do not mix usually requiring looooooong periods of persuasion just to convince them of this. (With the help of skin pet killer of course)
  9. ITCH ITCH
  10. UGH
  11. Travel to WV on Monday to see my doc...YEP you have inhabitants that have gone awry my dear(AND you have hives all over your back/sides)
  12. Diagnoses of that....Systemic reaction compliments of my lovely fungus fellers...
  13. JOY
  14. Take this and this and rub this on and that and and and....
  15. Yea Yea I know the drill...
  16. Travel back to Ohio with "said cure" in hand(I had my doubts)
  17. Worked Monday and Tuesday (Barely without falling over, puking or passing out)
  18. JOY
  19. Rested on Wednesday in one of Jophies comfy chairs...Directly under ceiling fan...pits pointed to the heavens....ceiling fan on high....drugged to the max and well just plain miserable
  20. Thursday work again.......ONLY
  21. It didn't happen....
  22. Book fair at SCCA so knew Tammy would be there..
  23. Stop...locate Tammy who knew immediately I was quite ill
  24. She and her expertise(Those fancy little letters after name) informed me of this verbally now(If she were mute her gasp and horror stricken face would have sufficed)
  25. I agreed as I staggered my way to kitchen sweating, shaking, fighting off the nausea monster and generally just trying to keep my body in the upright position
  26. Gathered all said items Heidi needed for shop and tossed them to Tammy and Carla
  27. Tammy calls Heidi and informs her of my dilemma and before anyone knew what hit them....
  28. Out the building I went leaving only a slight taupe blur headed towards WV(Praying all the way I could just make it to the office...)
  29. Worthy to Note: Tammy was going to drive me but my mind was going in one direction....WV
  30. Phone was turned off so didn't get that message......
  31. Instead she was productive and covered for me at Heidis.......Fed the Sugar creek munchkins too! Thank you Tammy....You know I love you ;)
  32. Note to self: Turn volume up on phone because really it would have been a good idea to let someone else drive on that day....
  33. Get seated in exam room and prop self up on anything that looks like it could hold a woman with "said skin pet disorder" who was about to topple over..
  34. Enters my doctor...
  35. Informs me I look "sick"
  36. YEP.....
  37. I'll take "Now tell me what it really is" for 100 Alex
  38. Gasp and one more horror stricken face...
  39. Blink......Blink
  40. Clears throat...
  41. Doctor?
  42. Blink...Blink
  43. Oh I'm sorry....Just weighing our options here...
  44. JOY
  45. Infected (Check!) Inhabitants still living in said new home (Check!) VERY ill(Check!)
  46. Bug Juice(s) of choice on this day...
  47. Bactrim DS.....Long steroid taper....More "skin pet" medicines(I think it's worthy to note that when not going awry or trying to change addresses these pets are "so I'm told" quite useful)
  48. The jury is still out on that one......
  49. Head back to Ohio with more "miracle cure" in hand..
  50. Shovel boatload of said cure into pie hole and collapse in comfy chair.....
  51. 24 hours later.....(Friday to be exact)
  52. Woke up 4 a.m.....bottom of feet ITCHING like mad
  53. Realized itching potions were late....
  54. Downed and rubbed on said itching potions(Otherwise known as benadryl)
  55. Fall back asleep(Sort of)
  56. Enters Tammy to work....
  57. I hear nothing...
  58. Zzzzzzzz
  59. Finally I come to and realize it's Friday and she's sitting right next to me charting...
  60. Phew! Glad someone took care of Jophies meds
  61. Few seconds pass and I realize my face is itching....my eyes are itching...my feet are itching...my back is itching...
  62. OK so everything is basically itching...
  63. Tammy(with those fancy letters after name) diagnoses me with rash/hives most likely due to the Bactrim DS
  64. OK so now what?
  65. Lower back has been pretty much covered since Monday with a few other spotty places(from systemic reaction to the yeast in my body) but NOW....
  66. Oh my....
  67. Fall back to sleep after shoving more drugs in pie hole trying to dream only of things that are cold and don't require scratching....
  68. Wake again at some point from drug induced sleep and realize its 2p.m. and time to help Tammy change Jophies trach collar...
  69. Shift is over and she leaves....Gone "maybe" 30 minutes when I take a gander at yet MORE itching....
  70. A close inspection revealed well ......
  71. Rash, hives, splotches and anything else red you can imagine occupying just about every empty spaceI have except my legs...(For now)
  72. AND.... those darn feet and hands were STILL itching....My feet on the bottoms is almost unbearable....
  73. Asked Tammy to stop by and look AGAIN at my lovely rashes/hives(Thinking she will be quite happy for this to be over since it just occurred to me that being forceably subjected to view this mess might not be well enjoyable) My somewhat clearer head thinks that anyways... LOL
  74. Tammy arrives to be subjected to this brutal viewing "yet again"... YEP more hives....Still same dignosis..Bactrim DS.....My eye spies her hands as she came bearing AAaaaaaaaveeeeno and food.....(Don't you just love best friends?) And it doesn't hurt that she has those fancy letters after her name either ;)
  75. Climb in bath of Aveeeeeeno and can I just say I've not been in a bath tub for YEARS...I only take showers...
  76. Fat woman in trailer sized tub, bad knees, very little squatting ability and clumsy to boot does NOT make a good combination.
  77. I finally manage to sit(Kerplunk down with a splash) with no thought as to how I would pull my self from this watery, oatmeal floating pool.....
  78. Let me just say it took ALOT of manuerving and positioning to get all parts submerged(Never at one time mind you)
  79. AND...I did manage to hoist myself out fueled by visions of Monday morning arriving and Lora having to call Tammy to bring her key cause I wasn't answering door...Can you just picture it? Fat woman wedged in tub of oatmeal goo covered in hives all swollen and said nurses using Jophies hoyer to unwedge that mess! LOL Bet you woulda found some super human strength and hoisted yourself out real quick too eh?
  80. Body is soothed for the moment.....more drugs shoved in pie hole and more feet itching and body itching and and and....
  81. It's 9 a.m. now and hot shower I took was not wise.....All nerve endings are stimulated and all hives are standing at attention....( I know Tammy I know better but Ahhhh I could just scream from the itching)
  82. Getting ready as we speak to shove more of (said cure) into pie hole..
  83. Plan of action is to head to WV ....AGAIN
  84. I HAVE to get this antibiotic replaced or I'm going to be in the same boat....As I'm typing this I can feel the pain returning as it shoots hot pokers through my arm, shoulder and neck.....OUCH
  85. Wish me luck cause at this point I just want the itching to stop and the right combo of drugs to stay put without wreaking more havoc on my already "on edge" body...

5 comments:

ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Oh man, that sounds beyond miserable! I hope when you get to WV they are able to get you something that will WORK this time!

Thank goodness for awesome friends, and even bettter when they have smart letters after their names. :)

Doorless said...

Praying you are better soon!

Tia said...

Ah Trina,

You know so often I wish we lived nearer and could keep each other real company not just the virtual. But - I read this "Fat woman wedged in tub of oatmeal goo covered in hives all swollen and said nurses using Jophies hoyer to unwedge that mess! " And for some reason the distance doesn't seem too far after all!

Love you my friend, and I hope you're feeling much better soon.

MOM2_4 said...

UGH! Praying you are feeling better soon!!

Becky said...

Oh my GOODNESS! Where is the RELIEF?!? I'm so sorry. :( I hope it goes away soon. My husband just dealt with something similar. It's maddening I tell you...MADDENING.

Hey, will you email your address? My email is beckyorton@yahoo.com. THANKS!

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