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Last week, I volunteered at a Girl Scout day camp. It was hot, humid, and a lot of fun. I was outside from 8 AM til 4 PM every day except Friday when I stayed to help pack out the camp. I got home at 11PM that night, because the camp leader bought us dinner and drinks. I didn't actually indulge in any liquor because I would have crawled under the table and fallen asleep. It was nice to sit with some of the adults from the camp and BS. I'm sure we stunk to high heaven, but we were soaking up the AC. :)

On Saturday, I had scheduled a hair appointment at 9:30. I went in for a couple of hours of sitting quietly away from small children to read vapid magazines. Life was good. Tom and I took the girls out to lunch and reminded them that we weren't doing anything that whole weekend that didn't involve air-conditioning. (For those who aren't in the Southeast right now, it's been in the mid-to-upper 90s the last couple of weeks. That's hot for this time of the summer. We are usually in the 80s.)

Sunday and Monday were birthday parties for friends' children. On the way home from the birthday party on Monday, I started getting so sleepy. I napped at home while the kids watched some TV (I know, bad mom!). I put myself to bed when the kids went to sleep at 8:30. I think the long week of working at the camp and being on the go all during the weekend finally caught up with me.

I mentioned this on Facebook but not on here - I am still having this allergic reaction to one tablet of cipro I took 2.5 weeks ago. My tongue feels like it is burned, as if I took a big sip of too-hot coffee. When you look at it, it is bright white. The doctor has confirmed it is not thrush - it's just my body working through having an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. Sometimes, the body has a down-deep allergic reaction in the tissues that can take weeks to process. I'm just annoyed by this.

Date: 2010-06-16 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gardenwaltz.livejournal.com
Cipro is nasty nasty stuff. I had it prescribed when I had tonsillitis some years back and my body _tolerated_ it, but it did a number on my gut. On the other hand, it did clear up the infection. I believe it is also what was prescribed to the people who got caught up in the Anthrax attacks/scares several years back. At the time, the news reports were expressing great sympathy for anyone who had to take this proactively because of the side effects.

Date: 2010-06-16 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
I had it 10 years ago for a nasty sinus infection that lasted forever. I was given it this time for a case of gastroenteritis where I was knocked up for a few days and I could not..ahem...get off the pot and Immodium wasn't helping me.

In retrospect, I should have just stayed on the couch a few more days. Srsly.

Cipro is scary.

Date: 2010-06-16 03:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gratefulbambina.livejournal.com
I could not imagine being outside all day everyday in this weather, I hope that you can catch up on your rest this week. I've been doing alot of napping with the tv babysitter as well, Sam has been restless at night and I am so so tired in the morning I can barely function.

Date: 2010-06-17 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
It was pretty nasty, but being out there from when it was cooler in the morning to the hot part of the day made it more bearable. It wasn't that instant-furnace blast like when you walk out from the house. Now, being stuck out there after a thunderstorm when it immediately starts steaming? SUUUUUUUCK.

(Okay, I'll stop whining!)

Date: 2010-06-16 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unrepentant.livejournal.com
Yeah, it's been stupid humid out - and it's still technically not summer yet. Gonna be a scorcher this year.

Date: 2010-06-16 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
I'm worried about that as well. I fear August will be "give up and die" territory.

Date: 2010-06-16 04:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ximinez
We were out in the heat most of Sunday, and I just could not stay hydrated...

Date: 2010-06-16 04:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
In the 8-9 hours I was out each day (except for mega-Friday), I was regularly drinking 5-6 20oz bottles of water and I was still "feeling" thirsty. It was just so damned muggy.

Date: 2010-06-16 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lorigami.livejournal.com
yikes! I had no idea it could last that long. Hope it goes away soon.

Date: 2010-06-17 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
So, so annoying! Thank you, hun.

Date: 2010-06-16 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lemon-says.livejournal.com
Damn, you're still having that reaction? WTF?

Date: 2010-06-16 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
Seriously. I asked my uncle, the doctor, about it as well as the kids' pediatrician yesterday. (I swear, I'll ask random passerby soon.) Apparently, when one's body decides to have a deep tissue reaction like this, it can just go on for weeks or months.

Let me tell you, the idea of having the sensation of "tongue burned with hot coffee" is something I'm relishing for the entire summer of 2010.

Date: 2010-06-17 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] martina-d.livejournal.com
Man, that made me tired just reading it! I didn't even take the kids to the pool today, for the heat. It makes you appreciate AC, doesn't it!? :)

Date: 2010-06-17 05:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiger-stripes.livejournal.com
What's cipro?

Date: 2010-06-17 08:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heathrow.livejournal.com
It's an antibiotic.


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