All of that coughing and wheezing nonsense has finally been sorting out.
Remember the pneumonia? NOT PNEUMONIA.
Like, the inhaler kind? Yeah. That’s what I’ve got. But it gets better!
Well, I had my appointment yesterday. This is what I found out:
- I’m basically allergic to everything.
- I have asthma, brought about by (they suspect) allergies.
I have the same breathing test as a smoker even though I have never, ever smoked (but lived my first twenty years with a smoker. Go figure.)
The doctors are VERY thorough in there. The second I told the doc about the anaphylaxis, she immediately wrote a script for the EPI2. It’s two in one! FUN! I was also sent home with a maintenance inhaler, a rescue inhaler, an allergy medication and a new sinus spray, since the saline and neti pot just aren’t cutting it anymore. Even with the local honey and other homeopathic stuff I’ve been trying I’m still wheezing. No wonder I’m so flipping tired! I can’t breathe! I mean, I’ve been working out for several months, five days a week and I can’t make it up a flight of stairs. Scary stuff.
The bad news? The dogs are banned from my bed until we get my blood test results back. The good news? They aren’t doing scratch tests since I have had it done and I’m allergic to glycerin (which is what they use in the scratch tests). And I’m forbidden to go anyplace that serves peanuts, even peanut oil, since EVEN PURE OILS CONTAIN CROSS-CONTAMINATION. That’s right, even pure peanut oil can get contaminated. My favorite place, chik fil A, is out. Even though I never get anything fried there, the risk is too great. No Five Guys. No Texas Roadhouse (not that I’d go there). They told me to avoid baseball games until I begin the allergy shots, at the very least. ANYPLACE that serves peanuts.
Oh, and did you know that if you had a latex allergy you need to be careful with Avocado, cantaloupe and bananas? I can live without lopes and bananas, but Avocado? No more guacamole? No more avocado on my salad? BOOOOHOOOOO!!!!! I must have my Mexican food! EGAD!
But legumes are out. Sheesh. This might be the way to lose weight, I’m finding.
Don’t know if y’all have food issues in your house like we do, but she gave me some good websites:
Just thought I’d share.