Friday, July 17, 2009

Need New Socks

and I don't knit nearly fast enough.

Imagine this.

1. Go in and get the T.R.U.E. Test Allergan patch test done.

2. Get results.

3. Realize you need to replace most of your wardrobe.

4. Have an absolute hissy fit because you HATE shopping for jeans and socks and pretty much everything!

That's right I got the results back. Biggest one is Carba Mix. That's rubber people. That's stuff in ten gazillion things you use every day from your shoes, to the handles on your workout equipment, to the spandex in your favorite stretch jeans. Generic Spandex that is.

So first I have to throw out all my socks. I don't knit fast enough for this.

I need new jeans - so far online I've only been able to find one brand that has either the registered Lycra spandex content, or polyester elastane. And of course they are not cheap.

Most of my t-shirts are toast.

I should probably just switch to linen or 100% cotton for pants but I'm not having a lot of luck there and gosh knows I'm not buying anything that hs to be dry cleaned if I don't have to.

Second worst reaction was to a formaldehyde complex used in insulation, fiberglass and the glues used to make plywood. This one wasn't too much of a shocker. We knot fiberglass and insulation hate me.

Last one is to Budesonide - this is a corticosteroid used commonly to treat skin disease. It's in a ton of OTC anti itch creams as well as prescription creams (including the one I've been using for the past two months) and many nasal sprays. Ask me what I've been using on my skin to make the itchies go away.

And the one they prescribed to me today after checking the list of ones to avoid.... made my hand burn mildly after I applied it to my legs. Same EXACT CHEMICAL COMPOSITION of one of the things on the list that it states I will probably react to as well!!!!

I am sick of being a freak of nature.

PS if you care to take pity on me and/or want to knit me socks. I wear a 7.5. I like shorties. I'll take any color except solid black, grey or brown. The brighter the better. Now I have to go finish my neon orange Fawkes sock of which I made the first one last summer.


On a limb with Claudia said...

I'm so sorry to hear this - how horrible. Do they know what activated the allergy? Poor thing!

Tiny Tyrant said...

Probably my kickboxing class Claudia. All that foam rubber in the bags and the flooring and the gloves and the bands.

perpstu said...

I would gladly knit you a pair of socks, but you know it would take me forever to finish them. At least it's summer, so you have some time before it gets cold!

AlisonH said...

There WAS an Orvis outlet that was selling online, with machine-washable silk blouses and the like going for five, ten bucks or so, but they left Ebay. Dunno where they are now. Hmmm.

Romi said...

:( Do you have a sewing machine? :duckingforcover:

Barb said...

Oh, my gosh, this is just my worst nightmare. I'm thinking about you. I wish I knitted faster I would knit you some socks!!