A few weeks ago, I went to a pool party at a friend's house. Before the end of the party, I noticed my ring finger was starting to swell up. Apparently I was bitten by something that my body just didn't like. A week on a steroid and I was back to normal. Yesterday, I went swimming there again and sure enough, before I was ready to head home, my left hand started puffing up again. Instead of just my ring finger, this time it was my pointer and middle fingers and a good portion of my hand. When I woke up this morning, my entire hand was a big puff ball. I got home too late last night to stop at the Urgent Care near the house, so I went first thing this morning. I got another prescription of the steroid and just popped my first pill. Last time my finger shrunk back down pretty quickly. It took all week for it to be 100% back to normal (it took that long before my wedding ring fit again). I'm afraid it's going to take just a little longer this time as my hand is way more swollen than the last time. In addition to my hand, when I was showering this morning, I noticed the top of my head had a bit of a bump on it. It looks like I got bitten or stung there, too. I have no idea what it is that I'm allergic to, but I'm not too happy about it. This is putting a damper on my fun time this summer. Meh.
|This is my puffed up left hand|
|This is my normal sized right hand|
I've started making some plans for the fall. A few weeks ago a friend called and asked if I wanted to go see Morrissey. I saw that he was coming to town (Morrissey in Albany? Seriously?) and thought it might be fun to go see, but didn't think anything more about it until I got the call. I'm actually kind of excited by the thought. Nothing like a night of maudlin teenage suicide music! The weekend before Morrissey is here, I'm going to be in NYC for the New York Comic Con. I just bought my tickets tonight. I can't wait to get my geek on!