It’s also really exhausting. And expensive. And painful. And a little humiliating when it happens in front of an entire office full of people. I can’t even begin to explain how utterly terrifying it is to simultaneously not be able to breathe or to see because your throat and eyes have swollen completely shut, and especially to have the attack come on so quickly almost without any kind of warning. Audrey (she drove me to the hospital) said my face was swollen before we got to the ER that she didn’t even recognize me. Came home after the hospital and my brother goes “HOLY SHIT your hands are so swollen!” I hadn’t even realized that. Both this time and the last time I was hospitalized for anaphylaxis, I happened to be wearing a different Ladytron shirt for each occasion. Coincidence? Or maybe I’m just deathly allergic to Ladytron. My eyes still hurt from the swelling.
If my job insists on using all these VOCs that I’m mostly likely allergic to during major building reconstruction, then I’m at least going to file an incident report and ask workman’s comp to cover my hospital and medications. It happened at work through no fault of my own and despite by best daily attempts to ward off my potentially deadly allergies with multiple morning doses of two different meds, soooo…
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- cloudnoise said: uggggh babby :(
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- retrodress said: People think it’s funny to spray perfume in my face and all around me and watch me wheeze and choke and break out in horrible rashes. Be careful darling!
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