18 hour day!
I shouldn’t complain – because I did it in my pink sweatpants and slippers in my office that is right next to my bedroom. I can remember 18+ hour shifts at the hospital. How easily one gets spoiled, hey?
A while ago, I was wondering out loud about using NASE’s membership, in particular the health/dental insurance for the self-employed. I got some great feedback in that post – – some good things, some not so good things from people who had experience with NASE.
After this past week of problems, visits to the ER, filling 5 different prescription medications, doctor visits, etc – – that is really the first time I put my NASE health insurance to good use since I purchased it in October. I’m not one bit sorry that I did, either – – after all of that fuss and muss over my mysterious allergic reaction . . I’m out of pocket exactly $8.00.
It was worth it.
Tomorrow is my last day on the meds – – and so far, things are good. No breakouts. No strange reactions. Still no answers as to what caused it . . . but, hey – as long as it doesn’t come back ever again – I won’t lose any sleep over it.
Here is my best theory, though. The itching and hives started on Wednesday night, while we were skiing. That day – the ski hill had manufactured a lot of fake snow on the hills. I’ve skied on their manufactured snow before, but on Wed. – I was feeling especially daring and tried the black runs. I took a good fall where I slid about 3/4 of the way down the hill on my back – – and got a real good shirt-full of snow. It was about 30 mins later that the itching started on my stomach . . . then it spread – and the rest is history.
Is it possible that the ski hill puts some sort of chemical in their water in order to make the snow? I don’t know enough about snow making, I guess. I’m thinking they put something in there to keep it, or maintain it, at freezing temperatures?
I’ll ask them next time we’re out there.
It’s the only thing I’ve come up with on the creeping crud situation.