Yesterday I went to the salon to get a haircut and highlights. And then I left in an ambulance. While the stylist was painting on the hair color, I started to feel woozy and nauseated and like my ear drums were going to pop. I had a migraine earlier in the day, so I thought it was coming back. I remember telling her I felt sick and asking her to wash the dye out and my next memory is of being on the floor, surrounded by EMTs.
Apparently it’s possible to go into anaphylactic shock from a severe allergy to one of the chemicals in permanent hair dye. I kind of wonder if that’s what happened, but the doctor at the ER didn’t think so. He thinks it’s a heart thing, so I need to go see a cardiologist. But I’m convinced that if it wasn’t an allergy, it was definitely some weird migraine-related reaction. I mean, imagine you black out for several minutes, have to go in an ambulance for the first time, and know you’re about to be poked with needles (I am needle-phobic!)–wouldn’t your heart beat a little irregularly too?
My hair appointment was at 5 and I didn’t get home until 1am–it was a pretty craptacular day. Although I was able to laugh my way through it, now I’m feeling a little more shaken up about the whole thing. But on the bright side, I got a new blog reader out of the deal–I gave the EMT my business card and he swears he’s going to make my Peppermint Double Chocolate Ganache Cakes. Rule #1 of blogging is to have your business card with you at all times!
Anyway, I’m going to take a few days off from the blogs and from my job and relax a little. I had the option of Friday and Monday off and I was on the fence about whether I should work or not, but now I think taking the time off seems like a good idea. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas–eat lots of cookies!