Guess who's allergic to:
1. several varieties of grass
2. several varieties of trees
3. just about every mold on the planet
4. warm, fuzzy kittycats
6. roaches (yes, roaches)
Yes, it's me. I know, what a shock, huh?
I get bronchitis all the flipping time, and, finally, at age 40, I went in for allergy testing. There's a scale from 1-6 that shows just how allergic you are to certain things. I didn't ask where the roaches fell on my personal scale of Things That Make You Itch and Sneeze. Frankly, I just didn't want to know. I bet they don't test people in rural areas for roach reactions. Damn cities.
Topping my hit parade of of allergies? Nearly off the charts? Dust. I'm in the 1-3 range for most stuff, but dust? That's a 6+++. Or, as my doctor said today, looking over the results, "Huh. Dust. Go figure. It's everywhere. Only way to deal with this is desensitization shots."
MORE SHOTS?!?!? Awww, c'mon!!!
Yep, it's true. As if the eyeball shots weren't enough. Now, I get to go in - get this - once a week for the next three months for a shot. Then, after that, bi-weekly for the following three months. And then, after that, once a month for the next YEAR.
Well, I will say this - the doc's office is a short $1 Circulator ride away from my office, and there is a great Thai place next door... but damn!
If these shots aren't covered by insurance, you're gonna see me on the cover of the Washington Post soon, up in a bell tower with a rifle...
Oh wait - did I tell you that, actually, I'm allergic to so much stuff they won't be able to mix all the right serums in one injection? That's right, kids! It's really gonna be TWO shots every week.
Someone make it stop, please!!!!!!