Friday, January 22, 2010

Ever have this happen?

So, out of the blue the strangest thing happened!
I was playing in a platform tennis tournament on Thursday and had played one match came inside the paddle hut to have a bagel and coffee, that's it, went outside to begin another match.
All of a sudden my eyes began to itch, I thought I had something in my eye. Then I began to sneeze and get stuffed up and have the chills.
No other symptoms. My throat was fine. I knew I was having an allergic reaction but it didn't seem to be serious and I continued on.

Half way thru the match my partner noticed how swollen my eyes were and asked if I was alright, I said yes and we played on.

But, she really didn't say or remark on my appearance.
In fact, NO ONE did!
This was me as it was beginning, please notice much swelling around eyes and nose.

This, ( I swear!) was what I looked like at the height of my attack. ( Of course I played on!)
And this species is what I resembled when the swelling went down. Not one person remarked on it either!
By the way, we made it to the semi finals of the B division of The New Jersey State Platform Tennis Tournament tournament.
And, I still have not a clue as to what caused the reaction. I suspect mold or mildew in the Paddle hut.


Suburban Princess said...

Maybe no one wanted to say 'Dude! What's wrong with your face?!'

I have had the same thing happen and it is awful! Tho dont worry, you dont look took bad in that pic so that's prolly why no one said anything.

kks said...

did it go away? maybe it was the pollen?

Ronda said...

I have never had that happen to me before. But sometimes if I have more that 2 or 3 glasses of wine, my cheeks start getting a little red.
Did you ever figure out what it was? Kind of scary.
Happy Friday!

Ina in Alaska said...

That is a funny post! You definitely had a reaction to something there... hope you are better now! OMG your daughter is gorgeous!! xoxo

Susan said...

This is a dangerous thing. It's hard to pin point exactly what gave you the allergic reaction, but I always recommend carrying an epipen when reactions like this happen because they are bound to happen again and the reaction usually worsens. Always take allergic reactions near the face, nose and throat seriously. At the very least carry some Benedryl around with you. Cut-rate medical advice.

Kat said...

Hilarious! Scary about the sudden onset of the itchy, watery eyes. I hope you find the source and throw some benedryl in your tennis bag just in case.