After having a weekend getaway in order to attend a beautiful wedding, Monday ended up being very sad.
Alyssa has been getting hives and having allergic reactions to “something” and no matter what she changed, we couldn’t figure out what “it” was that didn’t agree with her body. So she made an appointment for 7:30 a.m. Monday morning for a four hour allergy test. We went hopeful that the culprit would soon be identified and she could get on with her life by eliminating whatever it was that continued to make her sick.
The office was clean, the nurses were nice and the doctor was very helpful. The tests were long and included soooooo many pricks on Alyssa’s back and arms that they nearly ran out of space.
The good news is that we now know what Alyssa is allergic to and she can change her lifestyle and diet.
The bad news is that she is very allergic to so many things which is apparent in part of the food test which was given on her arm and is shown in the photo.
Alyssa has a great attitude. I paraphrase slightly…
“Now that I know what I’m allergic to I can eliminate it and feel better. It sucks, but at least I know and can continue with a healthy life.”
Knowledge is power and the power is now my daughter’s.
I was sad that Alyssa had to suffer through so many pricks, itching, nausea and a headache today, but mostly I wish that the results hadn’t shown she had so many severe allergies.
Alyssa is a strong young woman and I’m very proud of her.
Forgive me if I really don’t have much to say today, but as time goes by, I will post more about how this new found knowledge helps Alyssa cope with her allergies.
“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius ~