Not so gracefully.
|My eyes aren't big anyway, but|
this is just plain ridiculous.
This morning I woke up and my eyelid was so swollen I couldn't fully open my eye. It didn't hurt. It was just simply annoying. The area surrounding my eye was puffy and itchy. I just couldn't take it anymore. I decided it was time to visit Prompt Care.
The staff asked if I had used anything different this week...new detergent, lotion, etc. Right before vacation we purchased some new suntan lotion, but I didn't see how that could be it. New lotion, but a product we've used in the past few years. Because the area around my eye was affected, the doctor prescribed prednisone and told me no running or weight lifting while on the medication. Ummmm, excuse me? I just registered for a Half Ironman in Muncie. It's less than two weeks away. Apparently, prednisone can cause hip pain and arthritis. So while I can bike and swim, weight bearing exercises are out for the week. That sure is going to make teaching classes and training for my Half Marathon kind of tough!
However, I will listen to the doctor. I know I don't want to mess with the long term affects this powerful drug can have on my body. Interestingly enough, I also have to test my blood glucose levels several times a day since prednisone can cause BG levels to increase. Oh yay!
After I returned home from Prompt Care, my husband reminded me that we did use a new product called Tide Pods while on vacation. It will take some time and experimentation to find out what exactly caused my body to react like this, but I definitely want to figure it out because a week of no running and no weights for me is definitely crazy talk.