Sunday, May 7, 2006

Allergy Test

This past Friday I had an allergy test. I decided to do this since I'm having surgery to fix my deviated septum soon. I don't want my allergies to increase once I can finally breath out my nose.

They start the test by plucking both forearms with 24 different items such as tree, mold, dust mites, cat, dog, etc... Once the nurse plucked all 24 items she informed me to not scratch and she will be back in 15 minutes for the results. Oh boy, as soon as she left the room and wanted to itch. I looked down my right arm and saw a big red rash start to form. I wanted to scratch it so bad, but couldn't. So I started text messaging Kirsten to distract me. It was the longest 15 minutes I can remember. Once the nurse came back she said I was allergic to dust mites and cats.

The nurse then went and spoke with the doctor and came back with a bunch of syringes. She told me we needed to do another set of test to make sure I wasn't allergic to anything else. This time she shot my upper arm with needles of about 10 different things and left for 15 minutes. This one wasn't too bad, only one thing turned red this time. Unfortunately I found it was dog, I was so sad to hear that. Luckily the doctor said my allergy to dogs was pretty minor so that made me happy. Once I get my surgery done I will start on shots that should suppress all my allergies.

Monday, May 1, 2006

Nose surgery, w00t!

On May 24th, I'm having Septoplasty and Turbinate surgery. This will allow me to breath and in turn sleep much better. I found out about a month ago that I have a deviated septum. That is the bone in your nose that divides to two halves. My septum doesn't divide my nose 50/50, it is more like 70/30 which causes congestion. I will be taking 3 days off work and will be put under during the operation. It is pretty quick surgery and I should be back to playing baseball in about 3 weeks. For more information check out this: Septoplasty and Turninates Surgery.