Thursday, November 12, 2015
So I went to the allergist this morning ... AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT!!
Haha, yeah, I will no longer click on those "... and you won't believe what happened next!" things, just on general principle.
But I DID go to an allergist this morning, on the recommendation of my GP, who is trying to figure out why my nose has been running for, oh, the past TWO YEARS or so.
Forty-two skin tests later, it turns out that I'm highly allergic to ragweed.
I'm also allergic to gerbils, dust mites, guinea pigs, dogs, horses, birch tree pollen ...
... and cats.
BECAUSE OF COURSE.
Now, before anybody has a cow, I am NOT re-homing my cats. Nor will I stop fostering. When I explained this to the allergist, she asked if I would be willing to at least keep the cats out of the bedroom. When I told her no, not really, she decided that nasal-spray meds to control the symptoms would be the best place to start. Followed by injections if necessary.
OF COURSE I'M ALLERGIC TO CATS.