I woke up Saturday morning, and my left eye was swollen shut!
I put an ice pack on it and went on my run, thinking I must have gotten bitten in the middle of the night.
Throughout the day my eye was itchy, but the swelling stayed down. My husband moved my pillow and a Daring Jumping Spider started hopping toward him, so he did what any strong, courageous husband would do-he killed it.
And there's the ferocious, rat-bastard! So I put it in a baggie and went about my day.
Sunday was gonna be a BIG day for me. The Southwest Half Marathon was this Sunday and a shit-ton of my pals from the Rucking Funners-Frankfort/New Lenox run club were running. I was planning on going out to Palos with my girl friends and cheering on our friends. My alarm went off on Sunday at 5:30 and I looked like this:
HOLY SHIT, is right!! I called my friends and said "leave without me, I look like I'm auditioning for Rocky VIII". I posted these pictures to FB and everyone was saying to get my swollen head to the doctor, NOW!! But my face didn't hurt (maybe to look at) but I felt fine! I started to wonder if that little critter laid eggs in my eye and they were growing, so my fear got the best of me and I went to urgent care. The Dr. confirmed my original thoughts (SUCK IT UP, PORKCHOP) and said keep putting ice on there, and take benedryl. He also Rx'd a steroid dose pack to tell my body's histamines to "back off". But by 2pm I wasn't looking that much better.
This morning I woke up at 5:25 without an alarm, feeling FAN-FREAKIN"-TASTIC! I am currently on an ultimate body reset, eating foods that are whole and fresh, and I am on day 7 of 21. I can't believe how wonderful I feel, and how fast my body is recovering from my 9 mile run. This morning I felt like I could run a quick 10 miles, no problem. Amazing what eating good food does for you body. ANYWHO...that's another blog :) This is the way I looked this morning.
Not 100%, but I will take it!
Have you ever had to deal with something like this? What did you do?
Have a fantastic week!!