Monday, December 7, 2009

It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to.

I know, that's bad right? I laughed as I typed it!

I went to the barn on Sunday and proceeded to have a HORRIBLE allergic reaction to horses/hay/dust. I really thought that maybe I might die. I was sneezing and hacking until late last night. I took so many different allergy medications that I figured I'd either A. feel better or B. die in the night. Sadly I don't feel better, but I also didn't die, which is a plus.

I hate being allergic to the barn. It makes me very sad. Luckily I don't always have such a horrible reaction every time. Usually I'm fine, but yesterday it was horrible. I'm also allergic to Denali. Only in the winter and the spring when she's shedding, and usually I can make it through. I wear those stupid medical masks which helps and surprisingly doesn't freak any of the horses out.

I've tried shots, I've tried medicine, I've tried diet... nothing works. It's been a while since I have had shots, so maybe I'll go back to that. When I went and got re-tested the doctor told me that people are either not allergic to horses or a little allergic. I'm moderately allergic. Something he said he's never seen. Interesting.

When I was little an allergic reaction would send me to the hospital in about .2 seconds. It was bad and I spent half of first grade in the hospital with breathing problems (which came from the reactions.) Stupid Asthma how I hate you so. Okay enough of my medical history! Happy Monday to everyone!

4 comments:

Koco said...

That sucks. I'm lucky I'm not allergic to anything other than icecream.

Happy birthday anyway! (If it actually is :p)

SprinklerBandit said...

Happy birthday!!

My dad is so allergic to horses that he literally can't breathe around them. If he touches a horse, then touches his eye, his eye will swell shut for a week.

So I guess it could be worse...

Denali said...

Thank you! That's the way I use to be with cats. It was a death wish!

joanna said...

Happy belated Birthday!

I totally get the allergy thing. The only thing I'm not allergic to is horses. Really. As for the asthma, yup same here. I'm supposed to be using a nebulizer every day. It's hard to adjust since the allergies and asthma didn't really show up until adulthood. Luckily, though, Zyrtec works well for me. Have you tried that?