I went to therapy early this morning and after having seen the Orthopaedist yesterday and heard his pronouncement that he would like to see even less swelling (this despite the fact that the swelling has gone down well) and the prescription he called in for me.
So...I mentioned this swelling and the gel the Dr. had called in that I was going to pick up right after I left the therapy visit. She knew what the gel is and so applied some to my wrist before mashing and bending me into a arm shaped pretzel. So.with that, I headed off the the drugstore whereupon the pharmacist herself spoke to me and requested confirmation that I am deathly allergic to apririn/ibuprofen. I acknowledged that I was indeed and she told me that the gel is an anti-inflammatory with aspirin-like substance in it. "Oh noes" I said. I told her that it had been applied to my wrist both sides and ultrasound applied. Se said that as it was a topical application the results would be slower for me allergy wise. I should be cautious. Cautions my toe! I headed straight to my doctor's office where they worked me in pretty quickly. The left side of my tongue in the back started a half-hearted swell, but that was it. WHEW! So, word to the wise..as always, when you are allergic to something, try your best to prevent exposure. All of my doctors have the notice that I am allergic to it but..Dr. who prescribed must never have noticed. That was a close call. Could have been a close call I should say.
The cat has spent last night and the night before making absolutely sure that it was indeed me in the bed all night. Multiple inspections, sniffings of my hair and ears and sounding her meow horn let me know that her valuable patrols were in progress. A load off MY mind, for certain. Sigh.