It would seem I'm allergic.
I hope so, it would explain so much.
Back up to the hospital - wish me luck.
P.S. In case you are going to worry yourselves stupid, its only the stuff under nervous, skin and hypersensitive, here. Oh yeah, and going moody and lethargic and stupid and forgetful.
Sheesh, hives on the fingers are a real bitch - itch to the bone, but a swollen throat is scary. Off to share the scared around!
Ah, back before I was missed, I see.
Doctor is determined its much more likely to be an allergic reaction to aspirin, which is inconvenient as, of all the drugs, that's the one that was 100% definitely going to be on the menu for the rest of my life.
Still, apparently, the swollen throat is real but more likely a regular sore throat.
Yes I had water retention in my face this morning - puffy cheeks and froggy lips (think female Gremlin), but as I wasn't wheezing, it doesn't count.
The drowsiness, vagueness and sensation of being not up to speed is, I am told, likely to do with the antihistamines for the hives; never mind that I felt like shit before I started taking those.
So I have a prescription for a new antihistamine, instructions to stay out of the sun (fine, I'll just borrow a burka so I can keep to the post op exercise, yes?) and on top of the low fat diet I have a low salicylic acid diet - no tartrazine, virtually no fruits. I can have salad, but not cucumber and tomato. Top of the short list of the (four) allowed fruits, is lemon.
Fine, I'll just go suck one of them, then.