Friday, February 23, 2007

On wonky immune systems

I've probably mentioned it before, but if not or you're a new reader, I am allergic to almost everything: dairy, the peel on apples, grass, birch trees, cats, dogs, melons, hopefully not wasps, (but I've only been stung once or twice and my arm swelled up to twice its size), hay, horses, etc.

My hand is really itchy today, probably another errant allergic reaction which is just par for the course this week. It seems that my eye just decided to swell up out of the blue on Monday night, thus putting a wrench in my plans - because I'm not a team player and can't entertain when one of my eyes in swollen shut, I need my depth perception!

It's probably related to my roommate's boyfriend's pet menagerie that sometimes makes an appearance when I'm not around. It just reminds me of the day when this stupid girl brought her cat on the bus in a carry-on metallic purple bag with a heart-shaped air vent and then sat down next to me.

My hand swelled up and got really red and itchy, there were hives and it was super. When did it become acceptable to tote cats around, it's not like they're missing out on anything when you leave them at home...


M said...

You must have a never ending supply of Benadryl. You're just like my sister, Girls in a Plastic Bubble. She's allergic to basically the world.

I hope you feel better!

Monique said...

Wow. And I thought my seasonal allergies were bad.

One of my good friends breaks out in hives from cats. I've lived in another state for 8 years and she's been to visit me once. My two punkins are too furry for her to deal with.

Feel better!

Anonymous said...

I carry Tink around in a carrier. But...I don't think I'd take her on a public bus...I take her to the mall sometimes, but...hmm.

I hope your arm is better & that you had a good weekend ♥