Thursday, January 15, 2009

poison ivy!!

when i was a kid i would get poison ivy a couple times a year! not like..oh i have a rash on my arms and legs. was more like..

poison ivy is in my ears, mouth, and all over my scalp.
my eyes swell shut.
and i miss a week of school.

one time i had it we went to the doctor because it was just gettting worse and worse. it was all in my mouth and i was swollen up like a beach ball. the doctor said "now if it spreads down your throat and you are unable to breathe, go to the emergency room."

thanks for the advice, doc.

well..i haven't had it in forever! probably since before junior high. the doctor said you can outgrow allergies, so i just figured that's what happened.

not hardly.

kyle, lola, and i went on a walk the other day. there's a field behind our house so we were just walking around and to see what was out there.

everything was dead. nothing green at all.

well, apparently there was some green poison ivy out there hiding from me.

and i usually look for it because i know the great harm it causes my body.

i had on capri sweat pants and a hoodie. so every inch of my skin that was not covered by clothing is now covered by poison ivy. its kinda funny, there are 2 strips of poison ivy around my ankles right where my pants stopped. on my hands. and ALL OVER MY FACE!

i am now on around the clock prednisone (steroid) and benadryl. so its getting a lot better.

yesterday i slept till 1 pm, got up, watched tv, went back to sleep at 2:30 and didn't wake up till kyle got home from work at 6!

some people may think that i am exaggerating about the extent of my swollen face. so i am going to humble myself and show you a picture. i can't really believe i'm actually letting people see me like this.

here's what i looked like when i woke up yesterday morning:

haha. you kinda just have to laugh. or cry! oh and side note. my lips are swollen so huge from the poison ivy. (i'm sure ashleigh will insert some joke about the jones girls' huge lips). i look like i got the crap beat out of me in a fight!!

so there you go. that picture will be your encouragment to stay away from poison ivy.

i will now leave you with a less disturbing picture:
me today. still quite puffy. buy my eyes can open. and i look like a human.

we're making progress.


Anonymous said...

That' hilarious!...I mean, so sad! :) Seriously, that sucks! Feel better soon! Love ya!

Kristyn said...

Ouch! so sorry...looks very painful! ;(
I like the new blog look...or maybe it's not new and I just haven't been on in a while.

Dan, Ashleigh, and Baby said...

Ok, those lips are dead sexy!! You like Will Smith in Hitch. But take heart my lips look like that everytime I cry.