Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What a day.

Today started with a trip to the doctor to FINALLY get some answers about my ever-worsening food allergies. I left feeling good, loving my new doctor (insurance switched me), and kind of sad that she won't be my doctor for more than a few months because she was that cool. It's not often I like a doctor that much!

I left, though, with what I was hoping I didn't need, and then some:
Yikes. An epi pen (and a spare), an inhaler, and a daily allergy medicine. I put up a good fight, but when it comes down to it, the doctor pointed out my symptoms are bad enough I could go into anaphylactic shock and die. I don't want to die, thankyouverymuch. Now I feel like I need a bigger purse!

I also got my tetanus/pertussis shot (only a year overdue). Man, immunization so always make me feel, well, like this:
So I was thrilled when the Husbeast offered to take me out to dinner! We went to Outback Steakhouse, and I had the filet focaccia sandwich. YUM. I made the Husbeast laugh so hard when I told him I could drink the au jus that was served with it. He laughed because he knows if we were at home, I probably would. :) mmmmm, meat juice.....

I also had a strange afternoon in another way- I was expecting a package yesterday, so when we were getting ready to leave at 4:30, I checked my sent email and realized I transposed two number in my zip code!
Face palm.
So I sent off a very apologetic email to the company pointing out my error. I felt terrible. And then, as we backed out the drive, who should show up? FEDEX. with my package. 
Face palm, again. 
So I emailed the company Again, letting hem know I'm sorry for being sorry. Now that they think I'm a complete moron, at least the package made it. 

All of today has combined to make me feel exhausted. I'm a little bummed about having to not only carry an epi pen, but have an inhaler and a daily medicine. It kind of makes me feel like I'm not as healthy as I thought, which is kind of sad because lately I have felt like I'm the healthiest I've ever been.

But, when it comes down to it, I am still pretty damn healthy, and grateful for it. Plus, the doctor thinks the daily medicine might help quiet the allergies enough that my yoga pants will stop making me itch (true latex allergy means you can't even tolerate elastic. Next time you take off a pair of yoga pants, look where that seam left a line, and imagine hives. You're welcome.). 

If the meds makes my skin less reactive, it will be worth it. And if it all keeps me from having a life-threatening incident, even better.

Any allergy horror stories to commiserate?

Tomorrow marks halfway through the week- how is yours shaping up?

1 comment:

  1. I have no allergy stories but I don't think allergies affect overall health. You are just a badass with an epipen.


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