The Neck Thickens
My neck is swollen. My throat is swollen. My face is swollen. The gland under my right eye is downright jutting out.
I went to Palo Alto Medical Clinic's Urgent Care today. They gave me a shot of Benadryl, a cortisteroid drip, and three prednisone tablets. Yuck. They also told me to take Xantax (ranitidine) and Benadryl (night) or Allegra (day). The swelling is only slightly down.
The doctor says I either had an allergic reaction to a food or pill/vitamin I ingested or I have lupus. She's setting me up with rheumatology. Turns out the lupus tests I had in June were
positive, but unlike with other tests, a positive lupus test doesn't necessarily mean you have
One of my first cousins has lupus. The doctor kept looking at me as if to say, "You don't FIT the 'profile' of a standard person with lupus!" It tends to run in families. It also tends to have a higher occurance in people of African descent -- like Karen and me.
I did my radio shift anyway. I had to be at the station at 6pm, but I didn't actually have to go on till 7pm. My voice was (and still is) about an octave higher than usual, but luckily for me the owner prefers high, squeaky voices on women. :-)
The best part of the day was when Derrick, the anchor relieving me, gave me a date as to when the KARA sale will be finalized. I didn't know how I could afford a dog; now I do. :-)
Afte work I called my friend Sue, who got laid off from BroadVision the same day I did. She has a new sheltie pup (she's a "sheltie person") and she was soooo
much happier than she'd been in ages! She's been trying to get a florist business going, and I think she may actually succeed in it. I hope so; not doing what you love for a living sucks (I'm there).
Meanwhile, I hope the doctors can figure out what's wrong with me and repair it. Current Mood: hopeful