Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Here We Go Again

Last year, i battled for months to find out what was wrong with my hands.

They were my main concern, and i attributed all of my other malaise and feeling "off" to that, and to the general sadness i often get in winter.

Day before yesterday i called the doc, as i have another infected cyst. He put me on the same antibiotic as last year.

The first dose was right before bed.

By midnight, my hands were swollen, my lips tingling, and i was feeling awful.


Pernio, the condition of my hands, was probably because i was having an allergic reaction to the antibiotic.

All that, including the pain of biopsies, and all for what was probably a simple allergy.

Of course, i couldn't have a standard allergic reaction, like to stop breathing or get hives or itchy, watery eyes. Instead, i get fingers that swell and hurt.

That causes a circulation problem, which then results in pernio.

At least, that's my hypothesis, i haven't seen the doc yet. He told me to go get a different antibiotic and call next week if the cyst doesn't clear up.

Wonder what he will say when i see him. Let's hope i'm right, it's the simplest solution.

Today is:

Birth of the Blues Day -- birth anniversary of W.C. Handy, "Father of the Blues"

Buss und Bettag -- German speaking Lutheran, Reformed, and United Protestants (Day of Repentance and Prayer)

Button Day -- internet generated; a day to collect, or reminisce about collecting, buttons

Dagur Islenskrar tungu -- Iceland (Icelandic Language Day)

Day of Declaration of Sovereignty / Day of National Rebirth -- Estonia

Famous San Diego Chicken Day -- a day to celebrate anyone who has ever slugged a purple dinosaur

Festival of Bast -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

Geographic Information Systems Day

Have a Party with Your Bear Day -- internet generated, and if you have a favorite old Teddy, and want to indulge, go ahead

Hecate Night -- Ancient Greek Calendar (date approximate; celebrated still by some Wiccans)

International Day for Tolerance - UN

National Educational Support Professionals Day -- US

National Fast Food Day -- why?

St. Gertrude the Great's Day (Patron of the West Indies)

St. Margaret of Scotland's Day (Patron of Scotland)

St. Matthew's Day (Eastern Churches)

St. Othmar's Day

Anniversaries Today:

Oklahoma becomes the 46th US State, 1907

Birthdays Today:

Oksana Baiul, 1977
Lisa Bonet, 1967
Dwight Gooden, 1964
Shigeru Miyamoto, 1952
Daws Butler, 1916
Burgess Meredith, 1908
W.C. Handy, 1873
Tiberius, Roman Emperor, BC42

Today in History:

The second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published, 534
Francisco Pizarro captures the Incan emperor Atahualpa after the victory at Cajamarca, 1532
The first colonial prison is organized, in Nantucket, Massachussetts, 1676
Kentucky becomes the first state to nullify an act of Congress, 1798
The New York Evening Post publishes its first edition, 1801
An earthquake in Missouri causes the Mississippi River to flow backwards, 1811
Missouri trader William Becknell arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico over a route that became known as the Santa Fe Trail, 1821
Napoleon Guerin of NYC patents a cork life preserver, 1841
Fyodor Dostoevsky is sentenced to death for anti-government activities; sentence is commuted to hard labor, 1849
Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens, 1856
William Bonwill patents dental mallet to impact gold into cavities, 1875
6,000 Armenians massacred by Turks in Kurdistan, 1894
Arturo Tuscanini begins conducting NY's Metropolitan Opera, 1908
US Federal Reserve System formally opens, 1914
LSD is first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland, 1938
UNESCO is founded, 1945
NASA launches Skylab 4 with a crew of three astronauts from Cape Canaveral, Florida for an 84-day mission, 1973
The Hoxne Hoard is discovered by metal detectorist Eric Lawes in Hoxne, Suffolk, 1992
After nearly 18 years of incarceration, the People's Republic of China releases Wei Jingsheng, a pro-democracy dissident, from jail for medical reasons, 1997


Hilary said...

I don't know.... tingling lips especially and even swollen joints are not uncommon allergic reactions which might have nothing to do with your previously diagnosed Pernio. Remember what kind of antibiotic it is and be very careful not to accept it for treatment again. I hope you're feeling better soon.

Leah J. Utas said...

Messymimi, best of luck with sorting out the problem. I do hope it is a simple solution.

The Merry said...

Yikes. I hope he finds something else for you!

messymimi said...

Hilary, we thought the swollen joints were part of the pernio problem, which is why i'm thinking this is linked; the swelling causing the lack of circulation which is the immediate cause of pernio.

Thanks, Leah and Merry. The new antibiotic makes me nauseous, but i'll take that over my hands hurting, burning, itching, and swollen any day.

Suldog said...

Here's hoping it is all cleared as much as possible as soon as possible!

Glad to see it's Party With My Bear Day, though! Woo-Hoo!

messymimi said...

Thanks, Sully, and i hope you and your bear had a great time!;)

Cat said...

Oh, my dear, I have had allergic reactions like you describe, in fact, I have to have a note that says I can't have tetracycline because of it. I do so hope that it can be worked out what you are allergic to for sure (don't let them give you that idopathic nonsense...), and hopefully it will solve the hand biz, too... Good thoughts your way!


messymimi said...

Thank you, Cat. No, i will not be taking that antibiotic ever again.