I went to the doctor early this morning and by the I got home at 3pm, I was so tired. Doctor gave me meds to last for 9 days and I have to report back to her to check for improvements. Okay so here’s the detailed and logical explanation on what happened. Yes, we all know that we went snorkeling at Puerto Galera last weekend and there I got stung by a jelly fish. Honestly, at first I didn’t think it was the jelly fish because I didn’t see any and it seems like most parts of my body hurts, like my skin was reacting to the sea water. Me and my friends rented a smaller boat so we cam roam around and check the corals and the pretty fish near the shore. When we got back to the bigger boat, I felt my right arm was itchy and it hurt. I noticed there was a tentacle marks already which looks like this…
~ Tentacle mark extended around my arm. ~
Good thing, I took this picture. And of course, like everybody else, I ignored it. Hours passed by and I didn’t noticed that my skin had worsen, up until we were in the boat bound to Batangas Pier. When I looked, both left and right arms were already full of red spots which was very itchy and uncomfortable. And again, it looked like this..
So imagine this… red spots from neck down to my feet. That means on the shoulder, chest, breasts, tummy, back, arms, waists, hips, legs… yuck talga promise.
My mom and dad fetched us somewhere in Kamuning and when we got home in QC, my mom gave my allerin for allergies. My dad suggested that I’d go to the doctor asap. When went home in Bulacan around 11pm, slept because we had work the next day. When I woke up Monday morning, the red spots had worsen. I was thinking of going to the doctor already, but I don’t want to miss work that day so I went to work instead. My officemates were shocked when they saw me. I looked like shit. Yeah I know. Flip (officemate) offered that he’d take me to the hospital, which I refused of course. But we went to the clinic instead to have it checked. The nurse was also shocked when he saw my arms. I was again advised to go to the hospital which I turned down because I want to try some meds first. The nurse gave me 2 tablets for allergies which I need to take one and one again after 8 hours. But after 4 hours, I felt sick already. My head hurts, I felt my face was hot, and I felt something was crushing my chest to the point that I cannot breath anymore which make my tummy and shoulders numb. Crazy, I know. I went to the clinic for the second time and the nurse advised that I really really need to go the hospital. Feeling helpless that time, I thought he was right. So I agreed. Namumutla na pala ako. Good thing I got my Medicard in my wallet, so I did not pay a single cent in the hospital.
I talked to my supervisor and she offered a car ride for me. Flip (officemate) took me the hospital’s ER. Yeah, I heard sermon along the way from him that I should have went there early blah blah blah..
Inside the ER, I sat down in front of the help desk and noticed my hands were all white and shaking, and I was trying to catch my breath. I felt sick. The doctor explained what procedure they would do to me and I thought, whatever doc, just do it. I was brought to a ward like room where I can hear everybody was rushing here and there. St. Lukes staff was very nice and accommodating. I felt I was taken care of and I was in good hands. Two nurse was there, where they both had two separate syringe in their hands. The first shot was given to me on my right shoulder, directly to the muscle. The second one was on the right hand. The nurse needed to insert a big needle in my vein so she can inject the meds there. Unfortunately, I was so tense because I knew this needle was big. It’s the one they use for dextrose. I was surprise when she injected the needle that I accidentally moved my hand. Bad move. The needle was not injected properly that they need to pull it out and try the left hand instead. This time, they made sure I was comfortable. I laid down, stretch my legs, my friend held my arm so that I will not move it, just in case. I pulled my hair to my face because I don’t want to see it. I took a deep breath and concentrated that I need to relax. It was hard but I did it. The nurse injected three sets of meds, including steroids. I threw up after that. Moments later, my husband arrived.
My officemate went home at 11pm and we waited for the 2-hour observation. All the red spots subsided and after 2 hours, I was advised to go home but needed to go to a specialist the next day. I had a good night sleep at home because of the meds in my veins.
I went to the skin specialist this morning and she confirmed that I was stung by a jelly fish. She gave me meds and ointment to last for 9 days. I was advised a full bed rest for 2-3 days. I took the first set of tablets this afternoon, all six of them. Now I understand why I needed bed rest, the meds made me feel sleepy. But I plan to go to work on Friday though.
At this point, I’m feeling okay and always sleepy. Red spots are still here and is still itchy. My sister offered something to me and we plan to go there on Thursday. I hope that will push through. If yes, it will be on a different post.
To those who texted me and left messages in my YM…. I’m fine now… Thank you!