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03-25-2008, 07:27 PM
Sorry everyone I havent been too active in the forum the last 2 days and it might be another couple before Im fully active. I broke out with a very bad rash yesterday and we think its caused by a shot of novicain the dentist had given me. I had a similar episode 30 yrs ago from dental work then. Anyway I was in the hospital ER at 2 am and then again at 6:30 pm (and I wasnt even WORKING!) (For those who dont know Im an EMT and go to the ER regularly...not usually for me...and TRUST me I DIDNT want to go but hubby made me.) They have me on heavy doses of a prednisone to start (including the IV meds they gave me) along with benedryl and pepcid. I will most likely be drousy and not be able to do a lot of commenting. Sorry. I did look at some layouts and liked each but didnt feel up to commenting much. Hopefully things will get back to normal in a few days. Im looking foward to starting a new challenge April 1, or shall I say restarting an old challenge to some and new to others. Watch the boards this weekend...there will be hints. Until then...see ya in the forum! :gogo:

03-25-2008, 07:31 PM
Oh my goodness, Liz. That sounds horrible. Take care of yourself, rest and get better.

03-25-2008, 07:45 PM
Oh no Liz that doesn't sound good. Glad John made you go to the ER. Relax and take care of yourself. Hopefully if you take care of yourself now you'll be up to doing the QOTC this weekend.
Hugs, Elaine

03-25-2008, 07:46 PM
Oh no.hope that you get better soon.

03-25-2008, 07:52 PM
Oh no Liz ... I hope that your medicine helps the rash and that you are feeling better soon!!

03-25-2008, 07:52 PM
Get some rest! Feel better soon!

03-25-2008, 08:10 PM
Get feeling better soon! And listen to that DH of yours!

03-25-2008, 08:15 PM
No need to apologise! You look after yourself first!! Take care! (((hug)))

Now...I am intrigued and am waiting anxiously for April 1! :)

03-25-2008, 08:51 PM
Goodness Liz! Hope you are feeling better soon!

03-25-2008, 11:47 PM
Put yourself on the first place. Relax and I hope you'll be fine soon!

03-26-2008, 12:46 AM
Oh no Liz! Sounds nasty! Hope you feel better soon :)

03-26-2008, 02:11 AM
Please take care of yourself .. thats most important!

cant wait to see the new(old) challenge :D

03-26-2008, 02:41 AM
Yikes, Liz! You take care and rest up for your new challenge! :)

03-26-2008, 03:17 AM
Hope you're feeling better soon. :)

03-26-2008, 03:52 AM
Awww Liz, that sounds terrible! I hope you feel better soon!

03-26-2008, 06:31 AM
Liz... I'm so sorry you've had to go through this ... really hope you feel better soon. Hugs!

03-26-2008, 06:53 AM
Oh no Liz... I hope that rash goes away soon....how dreadful! Looking forward to your new/old challenge!

03-26-2008, 06:54 AM
Hope you feel better really soon.

03-26-2008, 07:09 AM
Oh NO...take care of yourself and get better soon. Don't worry about the boards I greatly appreciate all of the help that you have already given me. Take care...{{{{{hugs}}}}} to you...:)

03-26-2008, 08:58 AM
Hope your feeling better soon.

03-26-2008, 09:51 AM
I may be slow but I care too, Liz. So sorry to hear you are under the weather. I'm glad John made you go to the ER and get help. Take care and hurry back.

03-26-2008, 10:55 AM
Hey gf, you take care of yourself! I'm so glad John was around to make you go to the ER. Seems to me we just talked about all the "stuff" you can't take. Now you need to add novicaine to the list. Hoping you're feeling better soon and there's nothing wrong with "drowsy"! lol

03-26-2008, 03:07 PM
Don't worry about a thing here Liz, just take care of YOU! Hope you recover very soon, and what's this about a challenge?? Hmmm.....can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve! ;)

03-27-2008, 12:13 PM
Oh no!!!!! When it rains it pours!!! Hope you are doing better!

And what is this about a new/old challenge? sounds great! looking forward to it!

HUGS and get better!!!!!!!!!!!!

03-28-2008, 03:56 AM
Thank you all for your well wishes. I still have no clue as to whats happening. Ive been to the ER 3 times since Tuesday and to my Dr once. So far Ive had 3 doses of SoluMedrol IV (strong steroid), 2 doses of Epinephrin, Pepcid ( which believe it or not is a histomine blocker) 4 days worth of prednesone( another strong steriod) Benedryl every 4 hours since Monday (boy I should be sleeping NOT!), complete medical workup (blood work, EKG and Chest Xray) and they cant find anything. AND would you believe my rash is getting worse??? This morning Im schedualed to see a dermitologist. The rash has spread to my whole body including my face and in my mouth. Let me tell you about pain and frustration. Anyone available to give a girl a scratch on the back? Im going to give the QOTC a shot today when I get back from the DR, thats if he doesnt send me back to the ER. I cant promise anything because when I start to itch I get frustrated.
Im loving all the new layouts, I have been checking occassionally. Still cant sit still long enough to comment or even post my layouts. Im so glad the Daily Rewind is back, thats what hooked me on GDS to start with.
Anyway let me get going, John wants me to get a few things out just incase I get admitted :cry:.

Thank you all again.

03-28-2008, 03:58 AM
Hope your doing better now! That is no fun! Take care of yourself....!

03-28-2008, 06:23 AM
oh no Liz! Am so sorry to hear that things are getting worse for you. Will be praying they get things sorted out asap and you get some answers :)

03-29-2008, 11:43 PM
Just an update. Ive been to the hospital ER 4 times this week, my DR once and a dermetologist once. All say its an allergic reaction to Ultram. UG!. The dermetologist told me that it took 3 weeks for the allergic reaction to surface, it MIGHT take 3 weeks for it to go away. He changed my dose of prednisone to 100 mgs per day, a very high dose. So now not only am I all rashed Im puffy. They all have also mentioned something called Stevens Johnsons syndrom but feel its too early to say yet. I do have some of the symptoms of that too but lets keep our fingers crossed its not. Yesterday morning tho I had given John the scare of his life...sorry baby. I was running a fever all night but in the morning it hit 102.9 and I actually asked him to call an ambulance. I really thought I was going to pass out (and this from an EMT). I spent 9 hours in the ER...most of it sleeping after they pumped me full of benedryl, tylenol and epi. After that I was once again released...<rolling eyes>. Since Ive been back I havent spiked the fever yet...shhh... so maybe Im on the mend. I am however very tired, and still puffy but I dont itch so much. I go back to the dermetologist Monday to see if I can be weened off the prednisone (I hope because if your on it too long at that dose it will shut your adrenial gland down).
Ive enjoyed the MarQOTC ladies...as I always do. Im trying hard to finish this time and as most of you know from the past Im the one that is always finished the very first day. I simply LOVE the creativness in this challenge and the layouts are stunning. Good luck to everyone.
Thanks again for your well wishes. Ill try to keep you posted when I can. Love you all {{{{{HHHHHHHHHHUUUGSSSSSS}}}}}

03-30-2008, 03:12 AM
This dosn't sound fun! I really hope you're feeling better soon. :)