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I haven't written a lot about this, but I have to have sinus surgery. My doctor recommended that I be tested for allergies, otherwise the surgery would basically be useless to me. So this week I went and got tested. OH MY WORD. Worst doctor visit ever. I cannot express the amount of itchiness I experienced while NOT being able to scratch! UGH!
I went in yesterday for my results. Turns out I am allergic to trees, grass, and weeds. As in, highly allergic. The doc told me that he hadn't come across someone so allergic to that stuff in a long time. Awesome. It definitely explains why I get sick EVERY time the seasons change. I am also pretty allergic to dust and all things dust related. Apparently I am only mildly allergic to dogs. Awesome. I do believe that the bigger the dog, the more allergic I am. I have noticed that around most big dogs I will scratch a little, whereas around smaller dogs I don't usually scratch.
FML!!! I cannot convey how annoyed I am with my body right now. I couldn't take any meds (Zyrtec, Benedryl, etc) for a full day, until I got my results. Worst day ever. I was crazy moody, and on top of that I had to wait 1.5 hours to get new tires on my car. Awesome.
So the good news is that there's something we can do. I will go in weekly starting May 10th to get shots that will build up my immunity to what I am allergic to. Sounds fun right? I know you're jealous. Pray for me!
Here are some pictures of the shots I had to get..
My back. She stuck me on my back first, and I waited 10 minutes. Based off those results she knew what else to test me for on my arms. She put little blue dots beside each needle prick so she'd know where to look for a reaction.
Upper left arm
lower left arm
lower right arm
upper right arm
upper right arm, the next day. If you look at the circles beside the lines, that shows how allergic I am to whatever she stuck me with. Even today I still have whelps on my arm, and they still itch! This was the only arm that I couldn't wash the marker off of. I had to go in yesterday to see if I developed more of a reaction over 24 hours, and to get my results.