Wednesday, August 8, 2007

My Life

Ok, so when I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2001 not many people had heard of it. Gluten free food was hard to find. Now, most people I run into have heard of it, a lot of stores are carrying Gluten Free food. A lot of brands are even putting "GF" on their foods that are gluten free. I went into Wal-Mart and they had a Gluten Free Pantry brownie mix and a muffin mix right in the "normal" baking section. I must admit I did "the happy dance" (not a pretty site, I admit) in the middle of the aisle, and called my friend whose two young daughter have celiac. It was an exciting moment.

So anyway, being celiac no longer makes me unique. Therefore I had to go and find some other disease that no one had ever heard of. Last year I was diagnosed with "Samters Triad". Well, anyone ever heard of it? Thought not. For a quick low-down on it, just go to the link. I'll wait...............................

Back? ok. So I've decided to be desensitized to aspirin. Not fun, and admittedly, totally scary. I react to 1/4 of a baby aspirin. They need to get me up to 2 adult aspirin. Last time I took Motrin I ended up in the hospital, because I went into anaphylatic shock. Not an enjoyable experience at all :) I get a rash all over, then swell, then my throat and tongue swell. Attractive huh. So, sometime in the next few weeks I'll be undergoing this procedure. Please keep us in your prayers.


Laane said...

Oh yes I will.

Thanks for blogging about this.
I'm now ringing a friend, because she can go to the doc with a name.
Thank you so very, very much!!!!