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Why "I am NOT a VOLCANO!"

Why "I am NOT a VOLCANO!"
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"In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured." — Gordon B. Hinckley
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Book I am Currently Reading: Peter and The Shadow Thief

Sunday, September 25, 2011


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Now that we have that out of the way, we can get on to more important things.

Like how incredibly sick I am.

Okay, really, it's not the worst thing I've ever been through, but that doesn't change the fact that it sucks.

What's worse is that I'm allergic to almost all the good medications. When I was around 15 years old, my mom gave me some ibuprofen for a headache. Within a few minutes, I had chest pain, couldn't breathe and was panicking in pain. At the ER, they found nothing wrong and left me monitored on the table for around 6 hours, at which time, the pain faded, and they sent me home exhausted.

It wasn't a month later when the same thing happened. This time, though, they found a common factor. The medicine. From there, I was told never to take anything with Ibuprofen in it, OR anything with Aspirin in it. So I've avoided it like the plague.

As a kid, I never had many problems with allergies. I AM allergic to cats, but we never had one growing up, so it wasn't ever a problem for me. At least not until I was about 14 or so. In the spring, I had a flare up of major allergies while I was at a girls camping trip with my church group and a leader gave me some Benedryl. Not only did the medicine not help my symptoms at all, but my eyes swelled up, puss welled up in my eyes from my tear ducts and for the next five or six hours, I was absolutely miserable.

Everyone told me it was just a bad case of allergies that medicine couldn't help.

Unfortunately for me, the same effect happened with Benedryl several weeks later when my dad gave me some for allergies before we left for church. Pseudo ephedrine gave me the same reaction, and now I avoid any kind of decongestant whatsoever.

This morning, I woke up sick. Throat so sore I couldn't swallow spit, congestion in my ears and nose, and sneezing with a mild cough.

After church, my husband told me to take Sudafed. Yeah. Duh. I should have known better. But my husband has had extensive education in chemistry, and regularly analyzes the ingredients in medications. I took it cautiously, telling him that I can't have this. He said it wouldn't hurt me. Buuuuut...for 6 hours I was laid out with eyes full of puss, and now, while the puss is gone, I feel like I've been punched in both eyes.

We've recently become Do Terra Essential Oils distributors. Our oils come Saturday. And it can't come too soon. I need some Breathe and some Frankincense!!!!


Kathy said...

I could relate to this on two fronts, one I have a crummy cold, and I find them incredily anoying, though nothing compared to what you are going through. Our oldest is extremely allergic to many things, and freqently has scary outbreaks, thankfully he can take Benadryl, becuase that would really be a problem!! I hope you feel better soon! I hope the oils help, that must be so hard to have to be a mom and not take a cold medicine!! I will send good thoughts and prayers that your mend very quickly!!

**Nicole** said...

Awww :( very, VERY LAME! I've always been a firm believer that mommies should just not be allowed to get sick. Love the pictures on this site AND I love the url name, hahahaha! :D

Elizabeth @ E Motion Studio said...

Must be the change of season making everyone sick. I've been feeling awful the past 3 days with the same thing. You are awesome for still doing a blog post. I was going to start on my blog but figured being sick is a justified reason to skip it for now. Hope you get better quickly!

Gifts By Katherine said...

three of our five grandchildren have been sick with nasty colds...ugh Hope you're feeling better soon. Hugs and VB♥

Emily said...

stumbled you from the hop

Anonymous said...

stumbled you from the hop

Lacey said...

That sucks! My aunt has a heart condition and she can't take most medications. I could find out what she does when she has a cold or allergies, if you want, so that maybe you can get some relief before Saturday. I hope you're able to take it easy for a bit. It's hard being a mommy and being sick - we can't take a sick day!

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