Saturday, April 05, 2008
I may be dying
For the second time this week I had a weird medical experience. I don't really know how to describe what happened in a way that you will fully appreciate what occurred. Both Monday and again today I have suddenly developed a wide-spread rash. We're talking, all over my legs and arms and back. Red, itchy, raised rash. Today I looked down and my legs were bright red/purple. Along with the rash comes an intense itch. Horribly itchy. It is so bad that I cannot stop itching, literally. On Monday all I could do was take a benadryl, take an oatmeal bath and then sleep it off. Today I didn't have that option. All I could do today was keep on keepin' on. As in, I was at my Condo painting with my dad. I told him that I wasn't sure what was happening, but that I might be having an allergic reaction to something. He told me to stop talking and keep painting. I said that I might stop breathing if it was an anaphylactic reaction. He said to stop talking and keep painting. I told him that I couldn't handle the itch. He told me to stop talking and keep painting. He is good like that. He later said that if I had collapsed he would have just pushed me out of the way and kept painting. The compassion is amazing. We Johnsons are known for our compassion and caring. I can't think of anything that was the same about the two experiences that would have been a trigger. However, being the medically-minded person that I am, my mind immediately focused on all the horrible things that could be happening. So, hopefully I am okay after the next spell (if there is a next time). Otherwise, I will let you know how the hospital stay was.