Don’t tell me I’m allergic to Tylenol now

I’m sure I didn’t need this.
Monday – I was awake since 3am. My neck hurt so badly from whatever I pulled in it carrying Surf. I couldn’t sleep, I was in agony. I took a short nap around 5:30am and went to work.
Monday night – Very tired, went to bed, woke up over and over from the total agony of my neck pain. I was out of advils. I found a 2 pill Extra-strength tylenol sample pack in the medicine cabinet. I don’t care that they expired a year ago. Gobbled the two down. Moan and cry myself to sleep. 2am. Wake up. EXTREME itchiness everywhere. I’ve never experienced anything like this. I woke myself up my scratching my hands almost raw. I’m so itchy everywhere I want to cry. I just found a hive on my stomach and a few on the back of my head of all places. I must be having an allergic reaction to Tylenol. I just took 2 Benedryls. I have an Epi-pen for my possible chocolate allergy, so I’ll keep it handy, but my breathing seems fine right now. I don’t usually take Tylenol. Benedryl hasn’t kicked in yet, I’m so itchy on every square millimeter of my skin it’s unbearable. Maybe I should try a shower until the Benedryl kicks in and takes me back to lullaby land. I’m sooo sleep deprived.
Ahh crap, the cat just puked all over.

Update: 6:57am. Well I’m awake, but soooo tired. I imagine the Benedryl is still in my system. It fixed my itchiness. Geez that was crazy. I sure have crazy hair from my middle of the night shower. I really want to go back to bed but then I’ll never get to work.

Winger would have been 12 today. He died two months ago today. At least I no longer have grand expectations of him being reincarnated into a puppy. Now I just want him to be there, wherever there is, for Surf. I’m taking care of a dog this week. He’s not the same as having my own here, but he is making the house feel much less empty, so that is good.

Lisa

Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

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