Ugh, allergies. I’m tending to be an allergic person, which I hate hate HATE. I don’t want to be that guy. There are some things I’m just sensitive to, like spicy food and coffee (not pretty or fun), but there are a decent number of things that I am straight up allergic to. Stupid stupid stuff.
Citrus fruit (huge holes all over my mouth), kiwi (tongue swells and bleeds), tape (huge rash and bruising), my dogs (hives – oops), and grass (so dumb).
Apparently now I’m allergic to soft shelled crab. Can spider roll? Yummy no more. I ate a bunch a while back and got these huge awesome hives and welts all over my neck, throat and face. Super sexy, huh? I was soooo embarrassed to go out in public, lordy, I looked like a freakwad. No throat swelling, or anything like that, just nastiness. I got on antihistamines…nothing. I tried everything over the counter that they recommended….nothing. I got on steroids….nothing. So they had to give me a steroid shot…fucking worst pain in my life. I honestly thought my arm was going to fall off. My pain tolerance is way crazy high and I’m a tough chick, and I almost cried….and still they remained. I had to do another awesome round of steroid pills to finally get them to go away. Dang pesky little turds.
So today I am going in for a skin allergy test. Yikes. I don’t know if they will do it on my back or arm, but I’m kinda not super psyched. I had a weird reaction to a normal meal the other day, so I suppose I better get it figured out before my body decides to shut down (allergic reactions are generally progressive, so it could get worse and worse) and just die. And I don’t want to stop eating shellfish for the rest of my life if I’m only allergic to soft shelled crab. I love me some seafood! So, yeah. Let’s hope it goes good and I don’t cry. I’ll be there alone so no one will know….