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adventures with anaphylactic annie

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So yeah fun day. I almost died from inhaling wool fibers at work. It took two hours of fighting for air and Four managers and supervisors to convince me I should seek medical attention. I almost died of just the embarrassment of needing so much help because I was too weak to take care of myself. Oh and there was a wheelchair ride :(


Luckily my clinic that also has urgent care was just across the street so My managers could drive me there. I do not need the expense of an ambulance right now. And who knows how long it would have been to get it there and then the ER and the fear of being put in IP. 


I called my only friend and he sat with me threw the whole treatment. Which was good to have some one there to run and get a nurse when I could not breath and to have someone to hug me when the fear I was holding in slipped out. He also cracked jokes to keep it light. 


My inner throat was what had swollen. The Doctor kept checking the back of my throat but it was fine so at first he thought it wasn't "too" bad aside from high bp and heart rate. But after the "20th" time they had to rush in and help me breath they hooked me up to an ekg. I got stuck with my buddy beny and roid. They waited an hour and when I kept going threw gasping attacks they debated an epi. I had to stop them. I really did not want to perhaps lose my mind since I already had very high anxiety and am Bipolar. So they gave me a dose of ativan so if they would have to resort to epi I might not start jumping off the walls. We ended up not using it.


So now I am mandated to stay home and monitor myself for the next two days and take oral roids for nine days and beny 4x a day. I now have an epipen for emergencies such as this. 


Any way My question is do any of you know where I can get pretty face masks for work? lol If I can't find any I'll just get fun colors. I might look funny but it's only till we are done selling wool coats and sweaters. I really want to avoid the epi and being rushed to the ER. 


Thank you!





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