Amy and I were on a roll with our daily workouts until I backed out on her Friday (just wanted a rest day, stayed up too late Thursday night after my son's football game.... lame excuse).
I got plenty of walking in on a cave adventure Saturday and Sunday Leigh Ann, Amy and myself got 10 miles in our legs so as far as fitness goes I was doing well even with Friday being a rest day this past week.
Then, Sunday happened.
I woke up Sunday with a horrible sore throat. I thought it might just be allergies and maybe I slept with mouth opened or something and maybe the fresh air of our planned run would do me good. So I met the girls as planned and we got those 10 miles in. They weren't great lol but they were done. I didn't have the normal aches and pains with my legs. One foot was going numb but I just didn't have the energy to run that much... I guess it was my body fighting off something. I got home from the run and soaked in the epsom salt bath. I showed Thomas a couple of bites on my leg and said something must of ate me up out there. After the bath I got ready and we went to eat brunch, and then to Walmart and then we caught a movie. After the movie I noticed my ankle was itching. I raised my pants to scratch it and I had at least 50 "bites" on my foot. I was like what the heck? I didn't recall getting ants on me but the bites reminded me of ant bites.
I went to Walgreens picked up some calamine lotion and cold medicine because by now the cold has worsened. I had a miserable night full of itching and sneezing. The bites spread all the way up my legs to my butt, my back even my arms. I am like LORD what is it. I thought about fleas, bed bugs, cooties lol I had no idea what was going on because I couldn't find a single insect to cause these bites.
I didn't get much sleep Sunday so I called in to work Monday and let them know I had to find a doctor to check me out. I got in to see my doctor at 2 pm (that was the longest day in history itching, waiting on the doctor). He checked me out, asked me a lot of questions and did a scratch test on my back.... he scratched his initials on my back, and waited a few minutes. The initials were welted up on my back when he looked back at it..... his diagnosis. HIVES. Allergic reaction to something. He thinks the sore throat, sneezing cold like symptoms are related to the allergy also. I don't know what I am allergic to but whatever it is I DON't WANT to be around it again. Could be new wine I tried Saturday night? Could have been something in the cave from Saturday's adventure? I don't know. He gave me pill steroids instead of shot (thanks to diabetes lol).... He instructed me that my sugar may go bananas and he knows I work really hard to keep it in control, so he was giving me an ok for the sugar to go crazy for now and for me not to stress over the numbers. Low and behold so far the sugar hasn't been as horrible as I thought it would be. It is now day 3 of this (Tuesday) and I didn't go to work again because last night I was still up with itching and omg my throat feels like someone has sliced it with razor blades (or at least how I would imagine that would feel) I figured it best to stay home one more day and see if I could rest and get better.... the thought of wearing full work clothes just frightened me lol I still itched so bad.
Monday when going to the MD office.
It is not Tuesday afternoon and the hives look much better... the itching is MUCH better, the cold? Not so much better. But, I can function with that, I have managed to get some much needed chores done around the house and laundry washing so I know I can manage to sit at my desk tomorrow. :) YAY!!! I am going stir crazy here, and I really really need my PTO for my cruise... I am sort of screwed right now with having to take this leave.
Anyway, I am hoping to return to my normal activities including my daily workouts and such.... this has been a setback, but we all have setbacks, its just how you deal with them that matters. I plan on getting my butt right back to it, I have 10 lbs to love by my cruise and I intend on meeting that goal. :)
This is what the hives look like Tuesday afternoon.... much better! I have them all over my body but my feet are clustered and easier for you to see, the others are sporadic.
I look like hell here, but I even managed to get one on my damn lip. I don't think its a fever blister as it doesn't feel like one lol but at this point I don't know it could be or could not be lol I am just so over this!!!