I'm not doing well.
I hate to be a downer, but since I was rushed to the ER yesterday I've really been struggling.
I've got high pain from the surgery, my whole body itches unmercifully, my face is red and swollen from the allergic reaction … ugh! My eyes are swollen nearly shut. I look like a monster leftover from Halloween. If you've ever experienced a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction, you understand how horrible it makes you feel.
Because someone really blew it and ignored my medical chart and the hospital warning bracelet I wore during my surgery. This process wouldn't have been fun anyway, but now it's just off the charts miserable. I guess I'm lucky. I'm so highly allergic to the medication they used, I easily could have died.
Lucky me ….
At this point, it's just a matter of waiting it out. The allergy symptoms will take days, possibly over a week, to subside. I'm taking all the meds I can and … I'm waiting.
The surgical pain will ease with time too. I'm trying to take it minute by minute and just get through it. Time seems to be moving incredibly slow.
When I'm not asleep, I'm trying to distract myself by going through some of the many photos I took over the last two weeks.
I took this photo of a group of teen boys appraising the waves last weekend. I love it. I also relate to it. I feel like that's exactly what I've been doing the past few days …. appraising the waves.