posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 07:55 AM
When I was about 5-14 yrs. old I had to see an allergist at least once a month. I would miss days of school so the doctor could give me about 20 shots
in each arm. I had to sit there for hours while they would inject my skin with some kind of solution that consisted of a plant, food, insect bite or
whatever it was that most people are allergic to. They would measure my reaction to every shot and prescribe me medication to help my body form an
immunity to my worst reactions. I had to give this medication to myself (by form of another shot in my shoulder or deltoid area) twice a week for
Growing up I swore this was a scam at my expense. I later realized how much my doctor and parents did for me.
I remember trips to the hospital
because I was covered in hives or because swelling was closing my throat. I'm fine now and have very mild allergies except for certain insect bites
like a wasp sting.
The worst part about my childhood allergy experience wasn't the shots though. It was the fact that I was allergic to chocolate. Can you even imagine
what it's like to be a kid that is allergic to chocolate!
Birthday parties, Halloween, Grandma's house , willy wonka's chocolate factory!
I can get away with it nowadays ,but it doesn't seem to
taste as good as it did when I was kid.
I'm making it sound worse than it was though. I had a lot of fun when the kids would ask me about the tracks on my arms. I remember telling them
ridiculous stories like I had super powers and the scientists were trying to figure out why, or whatever story I made up because I got bored with
explaining why my arms have rows of red dots.
Most of my friends think I'm an alien because my body heals so fast. Cut, scrape, or bruise my body heals at an extraordinary rate. In some cases
within hours. I often wonder if it has something to do with all of the treatment I was given because of allergies.
Anyway, Thanks for givenmay this opportunity to share my experience and read about other unfortunate people that have dealt with allergies.