Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Swollen eyes and ugly dresses

A couple of weeks ago I had some issues with a medication I had been taking for over 10 years. Only a small percentage of people develop this specific condition called angioedema…and I just happened to be one of the lucky ones!  It all started when I decided to head outside on a nice day for a quick run.  When I returned back to my place my face felt funny and I could tell something was wrong.  When I looked into the mirror I was met with this surprise:  


AWWWW…go ahead and scream with me, you know you want to.  My eyes became swollen and remained that way for a good 48 hours…super awesome!  At any rate, they did eventually go down but I am still convinced they are not the same.  I think I now have more of a darker under color below my eyes…it could be just in my head.  From this lovely event I had to go see an allergist to make sure this happened because of a medication and not anything else. My sweet mom decided to come to Columbus and go see the doctor with me and then make a day of it.  The allergist confirmed what we had originally thought…an allergic reaction to a medication that I can no longer take.  End of that for now..thankfully!!

After that fun stuff, my mom and I decided to head over to the restaurant were my sister is a waitress: Barleys Smokehouse She has been asking us to get in there and see where she works for awhile now, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity.  We acted like proud family members and probably embarrassed her with the amount of pictures we took of little Molly all grown up, ha!

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Isn’t she precious!?!?! She did a really great job too, maybe I’m biased but we got our food in a timely manner and it was delicious! I would recommend checking this restaurant out and make sure you ask for Molly!

After lunch we headed to the Lane Ave. Shopping Center and looked around.  My mom and I are not shoppers…we don’t really love it, we get annoyed easy when forced to shop for longer than we want to (which is about 5 minutes) Every now and then the shopping bug might hit us and we take advantage and get stuff done, but this particular day my mom was even less thrilled with looking at clothes than her average day.  I came across a dress I thought was very cute…well my mom, on the other hand, HATED it.  She couldn't stop talking about how awful and ugly it was…she couldn't fathom someone putting yellow and tan together like that…blah, blah, blah :)  To end this I made her take a picture with the dress like it was her best friend and then we moved on to the next store.  See below, my mom and her favorite dress:

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Doesn’t she look so happy to be anywhere near the “ugly” thing?  It was actually pretty comical, gotta love her honesty!  Either way, it was a fun day and I welcome my mom to Columbus to “shop” with me any day…we always have a great time even if we aren’t the best shoppers in the world!


  1. Sorry to hear about the allergy ordeal - but at least you're one of those lucky people who is always pretty, even with droopy eyes! It is so strange how people can just develop an allergy to something they've been taking for years. Your blog is great, and I loved the pic of sweet Sue. My mom and I are the same way about shopping :)

  2. Sorry to hear about the ugly dress ordeal!! That is awful, you shouldn't make your mother do things she doesn't want to. On the other hand, I do hope you get your medication issue worked out, that doesn't look like much fun. I too, HATE shopping!!!

  3. Thanks so much guys!!! The allergy/eye situation was the worst but I guess it made for a funny picture :) As for the shopping situation...I may just have to go back and buy the dress and surprise Sweet Sue someday soon, haha!

  4. Thank goodness an awesome doctor alerted you to the medication and had you stop it so quickly!!!

  5. I woke up with both of my eyes swollen exactly like yours this morning. Both swollen but one much larger than the other. I also had a reaction to the medication Diflucan (which I have taken as needed for many years) on Saturday when it broke me out with a red rash all over my face and made my chin swell, turn red and itch like crazy. The rash was better by Monday but then woke up with swollen eyes this morning. Just wondering by chance if the medication you were taking was Diflucan?
    Thanks :)