Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thanks a lot Bath and Body

Two days ago, I was running errands with my mom when she said she needed to go to Bath and Body. I never complain about a trip there seeing as I love that store! After browsing for a while, I see this body scrub and open it to take a whiff. One sniff and I was a goner. It was like a dessert/tropical getaway in a jar. And it became mine.

Fast forward to yesterday morning. I'm at work when I notice that I was feeling itchy. I didn't think much about it since I skimped on the lotion that morning and my workplace is known for being so dry. As the day wore on, I was getting itchier and noticed little welts beginning to form on my hands, and legs. Again, didn't think anything about it. I just chalked it up to the amount of scratching I was doing. When I got home, I took a bath (usual post-work routine) and when I got out, I noticed the most hideous welts across my shoulders and back. I almost freaked out.

Needless to say, I spent last evening in the med center getting 2 shots in my butt for HIVES. Thank goodness my mom had gone with me because soon after getting the shots, I felt like I was ready for a serious nap. I would have slept on the floor if they would have let me. Good idea not letting me drive.

Much thanks to Bath and Body for luring me in with your lucious scents of coconut and vanilla. Apparently you should only eat coconut and vanilla and not slather them in copious amounts all over your body.


Andrea said...

Wow! Sorry you had to endure that. While it wasn't life threatening, I'm sure it was just plain old annoying and uncomfortable!

I'm keeping this info in my backpocket! I'm a goner when it comes to yummy smelling body stuff :)

Becky said...

Oh no!!! I've discovered a couple of allergies of my own in this lovely way. Isn't it great? One morning I woke up with my eyes nearly swollen shut. I remember lying in bed, not being able to figure out why my eyelids wouldn't budge...then I got a good look in the mirror and screamed! That time was due to rather too much sesame oil in an Asian recipe I'd made the night before. Good times! I hope you feel better soon, and I hope your next experiences with tropical fruits are more pleasant! :)

mrs.leah.maria said...

Ooh no! You poor thing! I hope that the shots worked magic!

Jaime said...

Yikes!!!!! That is a real bummer. I can't believe the hives it gave you. Something smelling so wonderful shouldn't have that effect.

I hope the medicine helps. Hope you are getting better.

Sarah said...

Thanks ladies for the good wishes!