Archives for December 2010


Today I went for my weekly allergy shot.  I had quiet a hard time dealing with my reactions from last week’s shot.  I had swollen lips, extreme dizziness and nausea, and shortness of breath.  After I explained my symptoms to the doctor, she suggested that I should probably discontinue shots for at least a couple of months.

My reactions were making me worse than when I was just dealing with the allergies.  She thinks that part of the problem is that they were trying to treat me for too many (48) things at once.  She said that after a couple months I might want to come back and try working on a few allergens at a time.  She thought we would possibly choose dust, one type of tree, one type of weed, and so on.  That way if I can control some of my allergies, my overall health might get better.

FailThere isn’t really anything else they can do for me right now.  They had already weakened my vials, and she said the dose that I am getting right now is ridiculously small.  But I think my body is just not handling such a wide variety of allergens all at once.

I feel pretty disappointed at this result.  We spent a lot of money doing all the testing and going to treatment for the last three months.  Not to mention that the caveman diet, and avoiding foods, has made me even more sensitive to the foods that I was allergic to in the beginning.  So, I feel pretty stuck and not sure where to go from here.  I know it’s not the end of the world, but I guess I never really was a very good patient to begin with.

Birthday Dinner

We had a combined birthday celebration for both Jesse and Andrew on Saturday night. We had a fun and relaxing time together. Jesse requested lasagna and Andrew concurred… so that’s what Mom made them.

Jesse with presentsLasagneTable leftTable right

Yay… Ashley is here! I started taking a few pictures, then we all started getting a little silly and everyone wanted their picture in front of the tree.

AshleyMe and AshJerry and MildredDad and MomMom and Dewey

Jesse’s other birthday request was a peanut butter and jelly pie from Nicole. She brought that to Thanksgiving and Jesse really liked it, so he put in a special request for her to make it again.

Andrew bakingNicole bakingJesse eating pie

Then Sunday was a very successful shopping day. All of our Christmas shopping is basically done! All in all a great weekend.

Happy Birthday Jesse

I love how excited Jesse always gets about his birthday. He reminds me on the 18th of every month how many months are left until his birthday. That’s one of the best things about Jesse is how the simplest things can make him happy. When I come home from a bad day, he will tell about his day like everything that happened that day is the greatest thing ever. He has a never ending positive attitude that you just can’t help but be drawn to. I am so very lucky to have him as my partner for life. Happy birthday to my BEST friend!

Jesse and KristinValentine's DayJesse on FerryJesse with SnowmanJesse at Graduation