Poison Ivy. Yep. I figured it out about an hour before I went to the Dr. I went anyway. The Dr. was quite happy to see it was posion ivy. He was fearing it might be shingles. (He's diagnosed a couple of cases in the last few weeks.) Because it is so close to my eye, he prescribed five days of prednisone.
How did I get it? I weeded a little tiny patch of irises with garden gloves on. That was early Saturday morning. I didn't notice any breakout until Monday morning. My money is on Baxter. He loves the undergrowth on the edges of our property. The swollen eye is on the side of the face he always snuggles into. Scoreboard: Baxter 187 Us 0
Did I mention that prednisone is supposed to increase the appetite? Lovely. Just lovely. I've been trying to lose weight. I can't run. I can only walk if someone is with me. Oh, let's make losing weight as difficult as possible!
There was a little good news this week. The ultra sound on my carotid showed only trivial amounts of plaque. I'd like to keep it that way!
On another happy note, today is the last Friday of the school year. Don't think that isn't being celebrated!! We're all on a countdown, and to quote blog friend Kelly, "Only 4 more get ups." I like the sound of that!