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!


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?