A Hiatus

This past week has been difficult. Not only am I still dealing with the pain in my arm, I’m now also dealing with hives all over my body.

We’re not sure what’s causing the hives. It could be the turmeric I was taking to help the inflammation in my arm. It could be ibuprofen or the creams I’m using for pain relief. (I don’t think it’s the creams because the hives aren’t where I put the cream.) It could be Luci, even though I’ve never reacted to cats before. It could be something I’m eating. Or, it could be something else completely.

I can’t get into an immunologist until early December, which means I have to suffer through these hives until then or hope they go away by stopping the turmeric and ibuprofen, keeping Luci away from me for a few days, and / or changing my diet.

Right now, blogging, commenting, Instagramming, and even reading are the things I want to do the least. I really don’t feel like doing much more than vegging out in front of the TV. Consequently, I’m sad to tell you that I’m taking a hiatus from blogging and maybe social media in general until I’m in a better space. I’m not sure how long my hiatus will be. Hopefully, not too long because I love blogging and the blogging community too much! (If I do any reading, I’ll post to Goodreads if you want to be my friend there.)

Because I’ve already stopped taking turmeric, the inflammation in my arm’s back, which makes it much more difficult to stop the ibuprofen. I did get a cortisone shot yesterday. Hopefully, it will help with the pain. It may take up to two weeks for me to get the full benefits, however.

Thanks for understanding!

About Jenni Elyse

Hi, I'm Jenni. I’m an eclectic reader. I mostly read fiction and I favor fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers, and romance. The more kissing in a book the better!
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26 replies
  1. Bookworm
    Bookworm says:

    I’m sorry to hear about the hives! I can relate. I was finally diagnosed with chronic hives a few months ago and still don’t know the reason for them. Sending positive healing vibes your way.

  2. Laurie | Bark
    Laurie | Bark says:

    I hope you’re able to find out what’s causing the hives. It can sometimes be the weirdest thing. My son drank soda for years and one night broke out all over in hives after a Coke. Take care of yourself, blogging is always here.

  3. Cindy Davis
    Cindy Davis says:

    Hey Jenni, I realized today I hadn’t heard/seen anything from you in what felt like forever, so I popped over to see what was up! I am so sorry to hear about your hives/allergic reaction issues. I hope by now you have figured out the problem and are well on the way to a solution! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New year!

    • Jenni Elyse
      Jenni Elyse says:

      Thanks, Cindy! 😀 I still haven’t figured everything out, but I’m starting to do better. Thanks for checking on me. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well!


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