Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Mosquitoes Strike Again

This unprovoked act of criminal battery actually happened back in August. Chris and I were out for a Sunday evening stroll through the park. On our way home we were only five minutes away from the apartment when the mosquito struck. It landed square between my eyes on the delicate flat bridge of my Japanese nose before sinking it's snout (??) into my flesh and beginning to suck the life giving sweet, sweet nectar from my systemic capillaries. I realized what was happening just in time to seek my revenge on the pesky little thug by smashing his guts under the edge of my left index fingernail...but the damage had already been done.

Chris ignored my whiny complaints of an unbearable itching and rapidly swelling nose following the incident on Sunday evening. Even after documenting my slow but steady transformation into an Avatar looking creature Chris insisted the swelling would subside with the application of a small amount of topical hydrocortisone cream and claimed not to notice any deformation of my facial features.

Unfortunately I failed to document the aftermath the next morning that bore a strong resemblance to Quasimodo. When Chris woke up to my screams of horror from the bathroom the next morning he finally decided I was not being over dramatic about the situation and ran off to the drugs store at 6 am to get me Benadryl. I then proceeded to work where I got several exclamations of, "what happened to your face??", and "Is there something wrong with your nose"? This is the second allergic reaction I've had to a mosquito bite and I live in fear of a future encounter. Until then...enjoy the pictures of my afflicted state on Sunday evening entitled...Avatar. I'll also post a picture from our 1 year anniversary back in August because I've been seriously lacking in the photo department as of late and need to prove I don't normally look like an Avatar.


This was within the first hour of being bit...again no picture of the full effect.



One year anniversary!

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

This made me laugh out loud. I've never seen such a reaction, and in such a place! It's too much! You are such a good sport, though. We need to get together very soon. I'm bad at returning phone calls (just ask Liz), but I am planning to take a little walk down to your apartment very soon so I can see you in the flesh. xoxo

sojay said...

I totally thought Avatar before I even read your post! Freaky! Very nice anniversary picture, though.

P.S. Your spelling has taken an unfortunate turn...

LA GUERA SALSERA said...

Sonja, it's you're going to correct my spelling just do so...are you sure it's not my incorrect gramatical use?? I cannot find any spelling mistakes.

sojay said...

unproked, brigdge, annivarsary...I suppose they're really typos. It's bore instead of bared but I'll stop now. Don't be mad at me. You're still funny.

LA GUERA SALSERA said...

Thank you. Yes, typos...I don't know why I read over those things. Probably because I was posting at 1am as I was waiting for Chris to come home from work.

davy said...

Sonja's crazy, so try and ignore her. Seriously, though, have you tried cortisone cream? Facial use of a corticosteroid may not be the greatest choice, but it has good anti-inflammatory capability. Just a plain old ice pack is good at shrinking tissue edema. Maybe even topical use of a vasoconstrictor like naphazoline (Clear Eyes), or tetrahydrozoline (Visine),neosynephrine nasal spray, just because of the unfortunate location!