Today was one of those days where I couldn’t help but wonder what it’s all about. We go through the motions of our day, go to sleep, get up, and do it all again, and again, and again. It gets so boring sometimes. No matter how you slice anything, a lot of it is really done for personal gain. We work for money. We play games for personal satisfaction. We buy things because we think things make us happy. We try to keep our houses clean for validation and pride.
Changing the subject completely…
Round three of yet another antibiotic for a UTI, and it turns out I’m allergic to it. I took 11 of 20 pills, too! The first dose of Bactrim was on Monday. On Tuesday, I got a headache. I got a headache on the Macrobid and the Cipro as well, so I just thought it was a side-effect I had to deal with. On Wednesday, I felt nauseous and actually had to stop working for 30 minutes and lie down because my head hurt so bad. Excedrin seemed to cut it eventually. Another headache on Thursday and Friday, but no nausea. Saturday morning I woke up with every bone in my body aching so badly I was in tears. I had a fever of 100.4. So I stayed in bed all day and actually took my morning dose of Bactrim still not putting the two together. I assumed I was getting some other virus on top of it all. Then I noticed my right foot itched a little. Later in the day after washing my hands, I couldn’t stop rubbing my hands in a towel because it felt so good on my itchy hands! That’s when i decided this has got to be an allergic reaction, and I stopped taking the Bactrim. That night I kept waking myself up rubbing my feet together because they itched so badly. Sunday morning I woke up with a fever of 101.3. Thank goodness it was short lived, and it didn’t come back. The itching was another story! I itched and scratched all day Monday. I called and left a message for my doctor in the morning, and he called me back in the evening.
This morning I woke up with a blotchy, red, raised rash from my shoulders to my knees. So I placed another call, and they put me straight through to the nurse. She talked to the doctor, and he decided to prescribe prednisone to get this under control. The rash is lightening up a little this evening, and I’m taking Benedryl on top of it. I just climbed into bed and took two (I’ll only take two when going to sleep).
We’re on vacation this week, but the week is off to a slow start because of this. You can only do so much with makeup, and the rash had spread up my neck and part way up my cheeks. I really didn’t feel like shopping today, but I did manage to get some things from the grocery store and to pick up a couple of ink cartridges for my printer. The girls went through their clothes and bagged up everything that doesn’t fit anymore. We’ll probably shop on Friday.
Josh has an eye exam tomorrow morning and if it doesn’t rain, we’re going to take senior portraits at a state park later in the afternoon. If it rains, we might try to do it Thursday morning. On Thursday afternoon, Jason is getting his wisdom teeth removed. Then Thursday evening is when the class lists will be posted on the doors at the elementary school. There’s an open house and ice cream social so the kids can meet their teachers and find their classrooms.
The senior portraits can wait a little longer, but once school starts (next Monday), it’s going to be hard to coordinate. I’m taking the boys’ pictures as well as Jason’s girlfriend’s pictures. Of course, my work schedule will change a little again with the school year in session. I start earlier since I have to get up earlier anyway. So I’m done by 3 or 3:30. I have to get one or two selections to the school for the yearbook by September 30.
The afternoon has gently passed me by
The evening spreads its sail against the sky
Waiting for tomorrow
Just another day
God bid yesterday goodbye
(from Bring on the Night by The Police)