how i knit to stay sane

March 5, 2008

Just out: Drug allergy good for knitting!

Filed under: Uncategorized — K @ 10:38 am

Last Friday (close to two weeks ago, now), I started a course of antibiotics to beat a sinus infection.  The infection cleared up in two days, and I was in heaven, until this past Sunday, when I was on Day 9 of a 10-day prescription, and I broke out with what initially looked like hives.  It turned out it was the start of a serious, possibly life-threatening reaction to “sulfa”.  I was covered in a bright red rash (Brandon once said, “Hey!  Now you’re red with white spots!”  I’ll let him know when he’s been forgiven….)  that itched like mad.  At this point, now that the swelling and rash has gone down a lot, it feels like a really bad sunburn, with the itching and pain that comes along with it.  Originally, the itching was indescribable, and a searing, burning pain was the result of the much-desired scratching….

On the good side, I did accomplish a fair bit of knitting, because, well, it kept my hands happily busy.  I still gave in sometimes, but I did manage, more often than not, to resist the urge to scratch in favor of just to keep…. working…. on…. the…. next…. row!  Now, I’m doing much better, and hoping to keep improving without incident, with the assistance of Aveeno oatmeal bath soak and Eucerin Calming Creme (which Brandon lovingly helped me apply — he hated seeing me in pain and discomfort that he couldn’t do anything to alleviate.  And, yes, Sweetie, you’re forgiven for making fun of me.  😉 )

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1 Comment »

  1. Yuck. Glad things are improving and that there was at least knitting progress.

    Comment by RandomRanter — March 6, 2008 @ 4:54 pm


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