On these three days, my arm with the allergy testing punctures swelled from the elbow to the wrist. Getting very slowly but progressively worse. I was not surprisingly a real baby about it. On the advice of the allergist I treated it with oral benadryl and topical sunburn lotion. I also used ice.
Very very glad that the reaction seems to have finally played itself out.
I have never had such a strong reaction to an allergen during allergy testing. Mind you, I think I have only had skin-testing done 4 times of so. And none of the reactions bothered me after a few hours. Certainly nothing worsened over the course of three days!
I continued to feel detached and floaty and not happy during these days. Going through the motions. But not in a disastrous way. that doesn't seem to make much sense.
I felt like I was feeling everything through thick gloves and seeing everything through a cloudy pane of glass. I was just a bit removed from my surroundings.
It has rained. My garden is growing and growing. I have okra seedlings sprouting. The snowpeas are starting to climb. I discovered a rogue pumpkin plant hiding beneath the tomato leaves. I'm not sure if my quinoa is still growing or if it has disappeared. Wait and see.
Grateful Crap: absence of birch pollen, because honestly I don't need that stuff in my lungs if this is what it does to my skin
missed meds for one day. Thinking about changing to am again-- see if the different timing improves how things are going.
outside in the sun
Quaker, teacher, parent,