Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Question of the Day #904

So, my friend, N, just informed me that I'm under-reacting to the allergic reaction I'm having. And since my face is more swollen this morning than it was yesterday, I'm going to agree with her and go to the doctor.

When have you under-reacted to a medical situation?



  1. Goodness gracious - hope you are ok!!

  2. Ummmm let us know how that turns out, OK?

    I under-react to every medical situation involving me, like "I'm fine" even when I'm totally not. I overreact to every medical situation involving someone else.

  3. I broke my hand once and tried to just grin and bear it. It was only because my sister was going to the doctor for a physical that I went with her. Turns out the broken bone was pressing against a artery in my hand and cutting off circulation to three of my fingers. The doctor said had I waited until the next day they would have had to amputate those fingers.

    I know. The obvious question is why I didn't see them changing color. It was because I wrapped my whole hand in ice to cut down on the swelling so the towel was coving them.

  4. I thought you seemed awfully casual about your reaction, too! I'm glad you're going to the doctor - I'd be freaking out.

    Last medical under-reaction was when I was 15 and about to have major back surgery. I thought, "No big deal. I probably won't die or get paralyzed, so what's the biggie?" Um, major pain ensued. Totally, blissfully, ignorantly underestimated that one. Probably for the best.

    Feel better - let us know how you're doing!

  5. I do hope you're feeling better!

    I don't think I under-react. It's just when I get sick, which is rare, it comes on suddenly, it's really obvious and I'm down for the count, even to the point of having to be hospitalized.

  6. Wow! I'm glad you are getting it checked out if it is still swollen. Please update us.

    I twisted my ankle a few years back, and I should have gone to the doctor then because it's never been the same since. I can still hit it wrong and put myself in pain for a day or two.

  7. I'm very glad you are getting it checked out and hope that you are back to normal soon.

    I under-reacted both times I had pneumonia. Not only did I travel for work, but we were moving house and I was doing very physical work while I had it the first time. It took several rounds of anitbiotics to clear it. So you think I would have reacted more quickly the second time around. (blush)

  8. Third degree burns on my leg - twice in the same day. My cousins said to put butter on them and not tell anyone. Even when it became known, nothing was done. The scars actually went away - about 20 or so years later.

    I hope you get relief soon. That doesn't sound good at all.


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