Monday, May 4, 2009

Two Years

Who'd a thunk it?

I started this blog two years ago.

I don't have any contest for you, maybe next year. I don't think I'm dropping this 'hobby' any time soon.

Thanks to those of you that drop by every now and then and deal with this tripe.

On the skin front.

Caved and made an appointment last week since the biopsy site was infected. Lucky me. The doc had the biopsy and bloodwork results back.

Even if I were COVERED in poison oak or poison ivy, my blood levels for something wouldn't be as high as they are. That means the angry skin is caused by something I'm ingesting. Guess what? We have NO FREAKING IDEA WHAT! Granted neither is it lupus or something like that. (Yes Alison I am grateful for that).

Sigh.

So I'm thinking about not eating at all. Ha. I'll let you know how that works out. Who knew you could grow into food allergies? Not this chick, let me tell you.

Common culprits could be nuts (thanks that narrows it down), strawberries and red dye. Well I haven't been eating strawberries like a fiend since October when this started. I'm going to be absolutely livid if I find out it's peanut butter because it's only my FAVORITE FOOD of all time. Maybe it's pomegranates and I have to give up my chap stick (Burt's Bees with Pomegranate Oil), I won't be happy about that either. Maybe its a honey allergy triggered by the bee sting I got October 9th.

See it's a total crap shoot and not eating sure would be easier then trying to figure out what I'm NOT supposed to be eating.

So if any of you have any book recommendations that will help me with this exclusion diet, I'd sure appreciate it.

7 comments:

Cookie said...

Happy Blog Day!

I knew you could grow into food allergies. :?

Good luck figuring out what it is, sweetie.

perpstu/Poppingbubbles said...

Happy Blogiversary! I hope you find out what the heck your allergic to soon!

Devyl Gyrl said...

Happy Bloggiversary!!

Didn't they give you reading materials to start with? **hugs**

Becster said...

Happy anniversary!

Yuck, good luck with the allergies, what a mess.

Also, I love your layout, esp. the colors.

myboringblog said...

Happy Blogiversary! And good luck with the allergies. My niece used to get rashes from artificial dyes and an adult friend of mine developed an allergy to a sort of common odd ingredient. Good luck figuring it out!

Fear and parenting in Las Vegas said...

Happy Bloggiversary! Good luck with the allergies! I hope you get answers soon.

AlisonH said...

I'm very glad you don't have lupus!

My younger daughter spent a year very sick till, partly by process of elimination, they discovered the problem: a massive autoimmune reaction to dairy. Having grown up drinking milk all her life, etc etc, she now can't even eat things cut on the same surface as cheese. Bizarre. Me, I went into almost anaphylactic shock after getting hives several times and not realizing it was connected each time to using a particular brand/type of floor cleaner. Tossed it, never had a problem again. How's that for weird?

Meantime, happy blogiverserary!