I am so not looking forward to this thing tomorrow (today actually). I've decided to take my "Dentist Buddy" to squeeze while they slide the needle into my arm. My daughter stopped by Friday night and when I told her all about it, she said, "Well, aren't you allergic to iodine?" I said, "No, Mom always put it on my scrapes when I was a kid." and then she reminded me of the occassional eye lumps I get after eating shrimp. I don't get them every time I eat shrimp. Maybe once every 4 or 5 years, but a doctor did tell me it was from shrimp with a high iodine content. I imagine there is more iodine in iodine being pumped into your veins than there is in a serving of shrimp. The receptionist at the doctor's office had asked me if I "was allergic to IVP fluid." That's all she said. She may as well asked if I were allergic to moon rocks. I said, "I have no idea." It wasn't until I got home and googled the whole thing that I found out it was iodine and even then I thought nothing of it until my daughter said something. So I called the doctor's office.
They called in a prescription for me for prednisone because I can't take benadryl. I ran over to get it today and there was a CAB in front of me in the drive-thru. They may not seem like anything to you big-city dwellers, but cabs are very rare around here unless they are airport related or you are staying in a fancy hotel. It was really a rare sight to see one in the CVS line. So I took a picture:
Apparently the cabbie saw me take the picture because when they drove away, someone in the back seat waved to me. Those things on my hood are crape myrtle florets. They go everywhere with me. There will probable be some somewhere on my truck when I pull into the place tomorrow. As will my "dentist buddy." He always helps.