The Inner Thoughts of a Madman
The Dangers of Gardening
by, 07-11-2010 at 09:00 PM (10897 Views)
Let me tell you a tale...
You may not know this about me, but I have a HUGE garden and try to get out in it once a week or so for a little recreational plant decimation and transforming. This week was no different. I am thinking... Sunday... finally a little cooler... Weed the rock garden.
So I was weeding away, I got some new hens and chicks planted, got my new lewisas in, some cool grasses, and then I notice that my eye is watering and burning. Then my face... then I start producing snot like a trapped eel - it was pouring out of me - no joke.
10 mins later I am in the emergency room with a full blown allergic event, swollen face, can't see, snot still flowing, trouble breathing, the lot.
I happened to get a wonderful nurse who knew what to do, and she did triage on me, right there in the middle of the emergency room. Eyes flushed, meds given, stuff put in the eyes, and warm packs on my face.
An hour later I was patched up and sent home. With an eye patch no less!!!!
Anyways, 8 hrs later and the pain and swelling are finally going down. I am feeling human again... and I pretty much am going to let the gardening go for a few weeks. I have come to two conclusions - plants are not as nice as I once thought they were, and vicoden is a very good thing.
-One Eye Traveler