Thursday, March 12, 2009


I'm too tired to create a post for today, so I simply copied an email that I sent in response to an email I received from my beloved daughter this morning...

Good Morning Princess!

I'm a little (actually a LOT) tired.

I had a rough night last night. Apparently, I had an allergy attack while I was at work.
It was very strange though. I felt fine when I got to work but within an hour, I started to get a really bad earache in my right ear. After a couple of hours the pain traveled into my jaw and throat. The gland on the right side of my neck was quite swollen. Later, I had the earache, a headache, a sore throat and a queasy stomach. By 6 o'clock, I was feeling light headed and dizzy. NOT good! The last straw was the phone call I was on around 7 pm. I started coughing ~ that deep-barky cough that one gets when it's coming from deep in the lungs. I would cough so hard I almost threw up. Somehow, I made it threw that call (very patient customer, thank God!) but I was done. I logged off my phone and just sat there and coughed for about a half hour. I was getting real 'wheezy' sounding and my boss wanted me to go to the hospital. I managed to suck on a cough drop and although I had to clear my throat, constantly, the coughing subsided a bit when I wasn't talking. I rested for a while and then came home and took two allergy pills and went to bed! I'm better this morning, though my throat is sore from coughing so hard. My ear is still a little sore ~ which tells me there is still some swelling in my system. I think I'll take an allergy pill and a nap and hope that I'm able to go to work this afternoon...

Don't worry though! The worst is definitely over and I have my allergy pills, Prednisone and even an Epi pen here at home if I need them. If I do go to work, I'll take it all with me...

I hope YOU have a nice day!
and know that I love you VERY much!




  1. Wow, I'm so sorry that happened! It is scary, let me know how you're doing today and take it easy! I'm sorry i didnt get back to you yesterday, i couldn't get back on the computer, but the computer im looking at is the Dell Inspiron 15, it should retail at 449. Just in case you do get into work today. Love you!

  2. You know, if you have an Epi pen, you should carry it with you at all times. There.......I guess I gave you a piece of my mind. Now I have to go about my tasks mindlessly today. That stuff ain't no good at home if you ain't there!! Keep it with you.

  3. Anonymous6:23 PM

    Wishing you a restful night's sleep. Hope you feel better.
    Diane L./Bloomington,IN.

  4. I hope you are feeling better soon!

  5. Oh, I know that barky cough! Mine sometimes goes into a gagging sound, but you've got something worse with the dizziness and pain. I hope you were able to sleep last night, and that you feel better today. Go hug one of your sheep - that should make you feel better! Wait, you're surely not allergic to wool???

    Nancy in Atlanta

  6. UPDATE:

    I'm feeling much better today. Thank you all for your concern. I think I slept about 16 hours yesterday. I did notice that I had misspelled "Cheating" on the title of this post, so I went in and fixed that. I MUST have been out of it!

    I guess it's time to get back into the routine of taking daily allergy pills. I had several, very, severe, attacks about 5 or 6 years ago but none since then so I've gotten kind of lax about being cautious. We never did find out what it was that triggered the attacks...

    Definitely NOT wool though!


  7. Oh Nancy...I'm so sorry you were ill. Sucks being down when there is always so much to do. Did you ever find out what you were allergic too??? can avoid it.....? Maybe it's your customers :-) We know it's not wool.



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