Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Did anybody else have that crazy allergy test when you were growing up? I think I must have been about 10 years old...They numbered my back with a marker from 1-100 and each number was then pricked with a different potential allergen. Both arms were numbered 1-5, and those weren't just pin pricks - - they were shots (not easy for a girl who had a traumatic penicillin shot in the rear end one year on vacation in Tennessee)!
Then we waited to see what happened.
The results were crazy....I remember being told I was allergic to pretty much my whole diet - - things like white flour, tomatoes and potatoes...and then the things you'd expect, like dust and mold and pollen. We didn't change my diet at all...I didn't take any allergy medicine until after I had babies and started noticing I was affected by seasonal allergies from time to time. Whenever we get a fresh Christmas Tree I notice my hands get red and itchy...but not much else.
Last night, after we had pizza from the gas station (only the best for MY family), Sophia started complaining of an "itchy tongue".....now, my mom complains of an itchy tongue when she eats peaches, so I thought it might be a food allergy. Today when Sophia had leftovers for lunch, it was confirmed: she's allergic to the pizza.
So, the question is...how bad would a food allergy have to be to stop eating something like Pizza...or Chocolate??
Sophia says she'll live with the itchy tongue - no question!
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