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Bactrim is a sulfa-based antibiotic and I took it years ago and turned purple. Actual real purple. I called Advice and spent the day in Urgent Care on steroids, and now I list sulfa as an allergan. The thing is, every time someone sees the sulfa listed, they ask me how it manifested and I say I turned purple. They say it's impossible and end up putting down "rash."
The WashPost Health section has a new series about people who have diseases misdiagnosed and how they were finally properly diagnosed. I asked if she was interested in how my second renal failure went undiagnosed for nine months and she said yes, but only if the doctor would talk. I asked the doctor (who is retired from Kaiser) and he wasn't comfortable talking about it to a reporter.
One of the recent stories was about a woman whose allergy to Bactrim tipped her into Stevens-Johnson Syndrome -- oozing pustules all over you, including in your mouth -- and Tuesday's section had LOCs on it. One of them, by Katie Rapp, describes how she looked like she had a "really bad sunburn" all over. I think a really bad sunburn is pretty close to purple!
Williams talks about Mars authors, and tells us her favorite is Ray Bradbury. I liked all of these, which is unusual, so I will just connect you…
Williams wrote about how she had a lot of problems with books using apocalypse when she was young, and there were a number of stories in this issue…
This had a good enough page on Amazon that I bought it from SFBC. It's much more loose than I expected. Post-apocalypse has put everybody on our…