I was supposed to be back in class yesterday, havin already missed last weeks class being out of town. But on Thursday, something bit the bottom and side of my foot, causing it to swell and itch terribly.
This happened before. Last year, once on one foot and again on both. It last about three days before calming down. Last time it but the tip of my toe as well, and I didn’t notice until ballet class. Talk about miserable.
This time it got the side of my left foot, as well as the heel and on my leg as well. Thankfully I’ve been able to walk around on Demi pointe sort of successfully. (At least, after the second day.)
I was able to sew my shoes on Sunday, just in case it was calmed down enough to dance yesterday. I brought my stuff to work, as well, in hopes id be able to go, but knowing I more than likely wouldn’t be able to.
Turns out I had to put in some over time anyway, so I didn’t go to class in hopes it’ll be better by Wednesday. (It’s still itching and a little painful today.)
Whatever bit me, I’m definitely allergic. Not enough to close off airways or anything scary, but enough to hold my life up a bit.
I got an email inviting me to take part in our annual festival. It’s the national festival, so they want an answer earlier to try and get everything into place. I want to go so badly, but it’s at the tail end of tax season. Technically after April 15th, but when we still have lots going on. And I’d be gone for a week. I have to ask my boss, but we have a deadline Friday so I don’t want to make her mad asking about this now. But, of course, ballet wants to know by Friday if we can go… Sigh. I’m gonna try to talk to someone Wednesday to see if I can get an extension to see if I can go. I’ve been waiting for the national one to go and I only want to go once. I mean, I’d like to go more but it’s just not feasible to do every year. But I would like to have the experience. We’ll see what comes of it. I’m trying not to get my hopes up, but I’m at least asking.
As for today, I’m icing my foot every chance I get so I don’t think about how badly it itches, to avoid making it worse. It seems to be lasting longer this time than last, and I’m over it. I’m really hoping it doesn’t happen again. It’s been in my sleep each time, so we aren’t entirely sure what it is biting me, though we think it’s maybe an ant or a spider.
Hope yalls week is off to wonderful starts!
Started ballet late October of 2011 at the age of 23.
Began pointe training late August of 2013.