As the day progressed yesterday, so did the symptoms.
I made a trip to the pharmacy around noon and wound up getting some allergy relief tablets recommended by friends and the pharmacist.
However a new symptom began – back spasms. I am not prone to this, and have only had it once in my life. I didn’t lift anything or twist in an unusual way but as the day but they became increasingly severe.
By 10:30 or so, it was bad enough to make the trip to the hospital. With the bites and all still being bothersome, and now not being able to sit, stand or lay in any position comfortably, I thought it was time.
Fortunately, it wasn’t busy and we were only there a couple of hours. I saw the doctor, who said the bites were infected and he prescribed antibiotics and also muscle relaxers for the spasms, which he wasn’t sure if they were related or not.
Bottom line – I got home around 2am and I am pretty messed up. Still itching and still very uncomfortable no matter how I am positioned. The doctor told me it would be a “rough couple of days”.
The worst part is I can’t sit at my computer. I did finish a drawing yesterday and fully intended to cut it out today, but that doesn’t seem like it will happen. I will play it by ear and hopefully once the medicine kicks in I will be able to function again.
I will keep you posted and thank you very much for your good advice.
I hope you have a great day.
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"