Have you ever recieved a compliment that was a wee bit off? That happened to me this week.
Several years ago I had my first dose of hives after an allergic reaction to aspirin. I really hoped it would be my last but that lovely malady visited me again this past week.
What caused it this time I am not sure but I am blaming a reaction to a frozen baked mac and cheese dish that I had never tried before. I got the hives after eating it and then got a booster reaction when I had it for left overs the next day.
That convinced me and the rest went in the garbage.
Must have been one of those ingredients no one can pronounce that I was allergic to. I am really kind of sorry for it was quite tasty.
If you have never had hives--lucky you. They itch fiercely. I had large raised welts from neck to knees. They started on my butt and migrated joyfully up and down my body till I was covered. My face swelled somewhat but not nearly as badly as that first time.
Photos from first post 3 years ago.
|I didn't take any selfies this time as I need a new battery for my camera. I am not quiet "after" yet but close.|
So here I was with puffy cheeks and a rosy rash complexion as I headed for Walmart for some Benadryl to relieve the allergic reaction.
Rather hoped my puffiness would work as a disguise and no one would recognize me. I was standing there deciding how big a bottle to get when someone I hadn't seen in a while from my garden club stopped to say "Hi".
After a while, she dropped the compliment. "You must be doing something right for you certainly are looking well." she said smiling.
Ok that wasn't a major compliment but if there is one thing you don't want to hear it is that you look good when you feel lousy. Now I could only wonder how bad must I have looked before if illness was an improvement? Don't think I want to go there. I thanked her and left.
The good thing is that I am almost rash free now. It has been an interesting 4 days.
Have you ever recieved a compliment that left you feeling a bit confused?