Monday, October 08, 2007

Mahu dijadikan cerita, I was in the midst of my kelas senam robik today, totally enjoying myself, I might add, when suddenly I felt my face becoming hotter than usual. Ignore ignore, continue moving. It got worse and worse by the second and my face gradually started to itch all over. Wipe face. Uh oh, got lumps. Like mosquito bites. Ignore ignore, hoping it will pass. Itchiness started to sting. Kept on moving. Until it became unbearably hot and stingingly itchy. Ran out to the female changing room. Saw reflection in the mirror. Made a silent scream. Horror gitu.
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I was having an allergic reaction. My face was lumpy. Like I had mega sizes mosquito bites all over. I had them mostly on the upper part of my body.
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It was SO SO hot that I had to continuously splash my face with cold water from the faucet. I didnt know what to do. I paced the corridor, keeping my head low, avoiding eye contact. My bag was still inside the activities room and the class still had like 5 minutes to go. Takkan I barge in to get my stuff right? I paced until I couldnt pace no more, because people were starting to hang around in the corridor, waiting for the next class. I admitted defeat; I swallowed my pride and knocked at the door of the sports centre office. As kismet has it, the only officer inside is the sorta young man who is sorta cute. I had no choice but to talk/scare him with my swollen face. Of course he was flustered. So he called the senior lady officer to come in and attend to me. She, bless her heart, helped me to make an appointment with the Student Health Office.
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Cun cun hor, the doctor that I consulted was Dr Grey. He checked me all over to make sure that I wasnt anaphylactic or anything. The consulting room reminded me of the rooms back in IMU's Clinical Skills Unit. Brought flashbacks of patient counselling practices. Except, this time, I was at the other end, this time I became the patient. Weird feeling. And then, because NHS system so canggih, the doctor wrote me a referral letter to Gartnavel Hospital to get my allergy checked out by a specialist.
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Anyway, oh, I forgot to say. I had prawns with my chow mein. That must have been the trigger. 6 pieces only ok! But the lumps were so bad. Hmm.. Luckily I didnt eat more. Naturally, I expressed my disbelief, because growing up in a coastal town, I basically have been eating prawns all my life. It was only when I was making my way home when I remembered mom's latent allergy to prawns and crabs. She grew up eating udang sungai that my late grandpa, may he rest in peace, used to catch with the bubu. Eat punya eat, until one day, when she she was still a student, she started to become allergic to them.
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Rrright. It's in the genes. No more shellfish for me. Sob sob.
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So sudden lar. Too bad I didnt have my camera with me. So that I can like, have a permanent record of my mortifying face.

3 comments:

Yannee said...

oh hoo hoo, dr grey?
growl~

hope it's just a tiny lil allergy..

MicHieBuN said...

u went for SENAM AEROBIK!!!
u hav aerobic classes?!?! u havne i heard of this b4? so did u lose any weight? muahahaha...

Daphne Gima said...

Nee: I mean Dr Grey Senior. Old la he. Old like the chief. Haha.

Bun: Iya bah, ada. Kerana MSN saya mati mati mati, jarang online, jarang see u. xoxo.