Tuesday, August 28, 2007

EDM #70 - What I'm afraid of

When I thought of doing this Everyday Matters Challenge, I could think of only one thing that I'm most afraid of ... it's having to use this Epipen. This little doohicky is suppose to save my life if I accidentally eat crab, lobster, or shrimp and go into anaphylactic shock. The thought of having to jab myself in my thigh, as a needle shoots out a dose of epinephrine, is only slightly less scary than not being able to breathe. Thankfully, I've never had to use it yet! :)

9 comments:

Teri C said...

Being a retired RN I have to say I am happy you have one of these because someday it may save your life, as you are well aware.

Being an artist I have to say this is a wonderful sketch and the perfect answer to the challenge.
:)

drb said...

So I'm guessing crustaceans are pretty far down your list of favorite things, too.

Joan Y said...

Hey Teri - Yay! I love RNs ... to me they are society's glue.
D - Well, I actually loooove crustaceans. I developed an allergy as a teenager probably because I ate too much of it. My mouth still waters when I smell it! It can get agonizing at times.

brian nelson said...

That doesn't sound fun! Great drawing!

Tracy said...

oh joan - great sketch! and so good that you have that epipen. i've got nephews with epipens - for their peanut allergies.
my son developed an allergy to crab as a teen. he was far away from home - with friends for the weekend - can you imagine me getting a phone call from the dad saying - is J allergic to anything? he's violently ill....
:-O It kills him that he can't eat crab anymore (specially since we live in crab country :-))

Joan Y said...

Yes yes Tracy! A similar incident happened with me as with your son. While eating lobster at a campout I started having difficulty breathing. Fortunately, there were two nurses there that saw the signs and gave me some benadryl. They literally saved my life. I'll always be grateful to them.

wagonized said...

Whoa, i had to ask what an epipen was! I didn't know these things before! Your sketch is really cool by the way. Very well done! Drawn with Pigma Micron i gather??!!

Joan Y said...

Hey F, yes, with my Pigma Microns. I will have to try Pilots V7 and V5s! :)

phthaloblu said...

I can understand that fear. But, you did a wonderful job drawing it.