My day started with a shot to the ass. The tech that gave me the shot was new in the office so I thought I would harass her a bit. When she stabbed me with the needle, I said "you could have at least bought me a drink first". She giggled and gave me snark right back. I have a great rapport with the people in this clinic because sadly I am there all. the. time.
When it came time for the big event. I was sitting on the table half nekkid wrapped in a paper drape when a few more people joined the party. My doc said, "You don't mind do ya, Carly?" I just replied dryly "the more the merrier, I love an audience but I will be pissed if I end up on You Tube". Seriously, there were 2 students taking notes, 2 doctors, the tech, and an ultrasound tech. I know that people say that you lose all modesty as you get older, I strongly disagree!!! I get so uncomfortable in these situations that I often make off color jokes. That is precisely what I did. It is not a good idea to try to be funny with people that are holding sharp objects.
The procedure went really well and it was really quick. Afterwards the doc warned that my face would "flush" as a reaction to the procedure. That was a gross understatement! I was tomato red.....and really really hot. Then came some itching, and then a few hives, then a lot of hives, and then the swollen lip, and then my throat got tight. I think you know where this was going....I was having an allergic reaction to something. Not just a little reaction this was full on anaphylaxis. My ass became a pin cushion at that point because I got a shot of Benedryl and a shot of Epinephrine. What a rush!
After the shots and when I was able to breathe again, the doc and I back-tracked to see what could have possibly been the cause. Turns out my shellfish allergy was most likely the culprit. They used Beta dyne to prep the area and as it turns out it is a derivative of shellfish. Funny thing is, I have never had a problem before today.
PSA: When the doc asks if you have any allergies, make sure you tell them EVERYTHING you are allergic to. I found out the hard way that many meds and dyes can be derived from shellfish. I also found out that they will not allow latex around me because of my banana allergy. Evidently the two products are linked somehow. My explanations are very vague because I don't know anything about the science behind it and I am too
I feel great tonight and I even went to my photography class. Thank God for pain meds! I got the thumbs up to run tomorrow if I feel up to it. I am going to give it a shot.
Speaking of running, I have been doing it throughout the week and was hoping to hit 20 miles for the week. I think I will be short but I am coming close to my goal. Marathon training officially starts on Sunday!
That is that. There is never a dull moment in my life.