Dec
20
2009

  I Look Like An Avatar

I must've touched something poisonous when I was rescuing Fenway the other day. At first I just had a lump on my forehead, but I didn't think much of it, just thought it was a big acne cyst or something. But it got larger and last night it spread to the area around one eye.

When I got up this morning, I found the top part of my nose was larger, and the upper part of my eye sockets on either side. So I look like one of those creatures from the Avatar movie. I took some Benadryl this morning and the swelling went down a little, so we know it's some kind of allergic reaction. It doesn't seem like poison ivy, so I don't know what it is, but I don't like it.

As Terry points out, we're completely snowed in, so at least I don't have to see anyone looking like this. It doesn't itch much right now, but it does feel kind of weird. I probably don't have much choice but to just wait for it to go away. I hope it will go away sooner rather than later, but since that poison ivy hung around for weeks and weeks, I don't have high hopes that I'll get rid of this before Christmas.