Baby, Will You Rub My Belly? I Ate Too Much Chicken.

Aren’t those the words every girl wants to hear?  My friend Tim made the mistake of telling Kyle that there is an all-you-can-eat wing buffet at a restaurant near where I live.  As luck would have it, it’s $5 pitcher night too.  We went last night and I had a nice wrap with broccoli on the side.  Here’s Kyle with his trophy.

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Boys, take note…  Metabolism slows with age.  If you aren’t careful, you could end up like one of these guys.

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Cockroach Feces

Ever since I high school, I get a sinus infection every spring and fall.  I blame it on the seasons changing but have never had a clue what really caused it.  It always coincided with my running season too.  Never got me off to a good start.  I’ve also had this “tapeworm” issue, as Kyle likes to call it.  I’ve had this for quite some time too.  I’ll scratch my arm or back and after 5 minutes, it looks like I came over on the boat Amistad.  With seasons changing and summer coming up, I want all of this under control.

I did some self-diagnosing on the internet and quickly found my “tapeworms” to actually be called Dermatographia.  It said it was allergen related so I found a dermatologist.  Derma – Derma, thought I was at the right place.  Wrong.  They gave me a patch test that covered about 29 household chemicals.  I had to wear 3 big patches on my back for 2 days then wait 2 more for the results.  I had zero reactions.  Off to an Allergist.

The Allergist gave me the prick test.  Get your minds out of the gutter. I’m referring to shots.  I went through a list of medical history, foods I eat, family allergans, name of my first dog… it was extensive.  After 40 shots in my back, we moved on to shooting the 15 that did react into my arm.  Drum roll please… I am allergic to cats, dogs, pollen, mold, dust mites, every tree known to man, ragweed and cockroach feces.  Yes.  I said it.  Who knows where that comes from, but it’s a good thing I don’t have an intense love for cockroach feces.

So, the recommendation is to get on Zyrtec everyday.  My doctor said everything is histamine related.  I’m not keen on taking synthetic medication as a daily routine, but I agreed to try it for 1 month, along with some homeopathic remedies of a nettie pot and hypo-allergenic pillows.  If you’re lucky, I’ll take a video of the nettie pot.  It’s like a weird magic trick.