So this here little blog of mine has reached 200 and ONE posts! Wa-hoo, I'm doing a little jig! I forgot to debut the 200th post, but that doesn't mean the 201st post isn't JUST as important.Lately life has been a bit irritating in the health department. This past year I have gotten four, count that, FOUR sinus infections, multiple rashes (which isn't anything new for me) and have gotten bronchitis on top of it all. It's been a pretty ummm, adventurous? year. If I do say so myself. Actually just annoying. Growing up I've always been known to have sensitive skin. As a kid I would get random rashes, whether on my face, arms or stomach. Normally hydrocortisone cream from the doctor would make anything go away pretty quick, with the last rash I had in May/June, that wasn't the case. I tried everything and nothing helped, in fact it spread. (Sorry, not a pretty picture, but it's reality). Well after a little insisting and a referral to an allergist, I have been getting allergy tested since early August. Lots of picking and prodding and needles...blech! Lets just say I don't do so hot with needles (well actually it all gets hot and then things start spinning and and and... You get the picture). For a little over a month I got no results back, with the exception of a mosquito allergy, but that's a duh. Well this past Monday we finally got a few results, I say a few very liberally.
Here is my 'list' of what I am allergic to:
Avocados (I cried)-
Oats and Rye-
(There goes my steel cut oatmeal)
Lentils & Lima Beans-
(Random, I KNOW)
Spinach & Radishes-
(There goes my delicious and healthy sandwich options!)
(If I wasn't sobbing before, I am now!)
Beets & Oranges-
(Our orange juice consumption just took a nosedive! I drank 2-3 glasses a day!)
So there it is. In plain words. I am allergic to everything delicious and good in the world. This is going to be a new lifestyle for me and it's not going to be easy. I had carrot sticks on my lunch break at work today for the first time. I tried to find a salad to eat, but every single one had an item in it I couldn't have. This is going to be a lot harder than I thought.
Does anyone have any tips? I am willing to take anything at this point.
Thanks for listening to my rant!