I start school at Saint Louis University in about a month, and I had to go to the doctor for booster shots and a physical on Thursday. She gave me a tetanus shot. I hate tetanus shots! Every time I get them, I end up feeling like crap, and this time is no exception. I have a fever and pain in my back, knees, wrists, and of course, on the injection site. The injection site is swollen such that that it is something like four inches in diameter, and it is itches like a son of a gun. I've put ice on it and Benadryl cream. I have also taken Vicodin for the unbearable pain. I called the 24 hour nurse line that I have with my insurance company. She told me that I should not take Benadryl orally because of the Lyrica I'm on and the Vicodin I took. She recommended that I try cortisone cream. I will go out and get some later today.
In lupus news today. Cheers goes out to New York State Senator Joseph A. Griffo who co-sponsored a bill to support lupus awareness and education. The bill has passed in the legislature. Now he is pushing Governor Paterson to sign it. You can read more about Senator Griffo at NorthCountryNow.
That's it for me today Lupies. I'm going to ice my arm and try to sleep off the effects of this tetanus shot.
Have a lupie day!