Monday, July 13, 2009

My agony of No See- Um Bites!









So over the Fourth we went to Greer! had a lovely time until THIS! a few days after we had got back my ankles and legs just started itching like no other, I was so miserable and it was driving me nuts.. had allot of medical advice from everyone and noting seem to help, first started out taking benedryl and putting cortisone creme on them then then it went to using caladryl both the pink kind and clear somewhat relief and then by Saturday I could not stand it any longer and finally checked me into a Dr. I told him I went fishing down by the stream and this is what happen to me a few days later, I said I thought they were no- see um bites and he looked at me pretty funny and started laughing, like i was crazy (it was a fun laugh) I know Ariz. doesn't have chiggers so Boyd said that his Grandpa always called them no see- ums I told the Dr. I was serious and that he could learn all about them on google! any who we had some good laughs but he knew i was miserable so he told me i need a stronger antihistamine and a steroid for the swelling and then told me to get some Aveno to put on them, they are finally feeling better as long as i take the antihistamine for the itching, but it makes me pretty tired but thats okay i am always ready for a good night sleep, nothing less i am just glad that i am finally feeling alittle relief, I learned a valuable lesson and that is always spray on the DEET bug spary before you go near the water..... never again will I go without doing this I was one MISERABLE girl....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That looks miserable! I wouldn't go camping again....

David and Stacey said...

really...are the pictures necessary? I will now go and throw up my bean burrito I had for lunch today.

Autumn said...

How aweful! I am so sorry. But glad to know you have been able to help the itching. But I am here to tell you...Arizona does have chiggers! I know from experience. When we were in our trailer there was a huge long trail of them circling just about every single one of our windows! And they got into the house! It was the creepiest thing! My sister in law who lives in Texas said that they like the long grass, and at the time ours was really long and lots of weeds. Dave went out and cut them all down and within a couple days, we didn't have a problem anymore. We also sprayed. But they are here, maybe not originally, but they have made there way here somehow.
Here's an uncomfortable story: My Sister-in-Law's sister had to where support hose when she was pregnant because of her vericose veins. You can imagine the sick feeling when chiggers got a hold of her support hose. OUCH! It was a major issue!

Courtney said...

oh my gosh! Those look awful. Sorry!

Doster Dorks said...

OUCH!!!