Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Swollen Face and a Crazy Life

Well last time I wrote I was so excited that I had finally gone out and treated myself to some long over due girly treatment...I should have been more careful about where I got my eyebrows waxed though. I let the nail lady do it instead of taking the time to make an appointment with my regular girl...Well let's just say I learned my lesson. Twelve hours after having it done you can see in this picture with my friend Bristol that between my eyes is already starting to become red and inflamed. Well the fun didn't stop there a few days later I thought it was a pimple and it really hurt. I had joked with a friend of mine that I had a horn coming out between my eyes. We talked about how pimples always show up at the worst times like when you are meeting up with old friends. I woke up the next morning and to my horror my eyes were super swollen. I thought I was having an allergic reaction to something so I took allergy medicine and went back to sleep. When I got up at there wasn't much of a change so I called the advice nurse and she advised me to seek medical attention soon. I saw my doctor and he gave me a topical antibiotic. That afternoon I took a nap and watched a movie, by the time I sat up and looked in the mirror my face looked like this....(which is not as bad as it was the next morning believe it or not).
By this time people are getting a bit curious due to my Facebook posts so I put this up mainly so people wouldn't think that I was cutting work and making up some lame excuse. Within about ten minutes my friend Karen who is a RN is on me to go to Urgent Care that night because of the swelling. It was late and by the time I found out where urgent care was it was closed and in California unless you are dying it is about a 4 hour wait in the ER. I figured it was easier and probably faster to email my Md and let him know the swelling had gotten worse. By the next morning finding my eyes was my biggest challenge and I was in a lot of pain since I spent most of the night rotating ice packs on my face. The doctor put me on Oral antibiotic that morning and about 24 hours later my face looked like the picture on the right which isn't great, but a great improvement over the picture on the left. It was two more days until my face returned to normal and I must say I will never return to that nail shop ever again even for a pedicure. I have an appointment with my regular girl Kimberly on Aug 15th and will continue to keep on schedule with her so that this may never happen again. I feel very lucky, it could have been much worse if my friend Karen wouldn't have scared me into getting medical attention because I would have waited longer then I did to go back to the doctor.