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Just when life seems crazy…It gets crazier


So my rash cleared up thanks to a shot and 14 days of antibiotic.  Within a few days it was back and stronger yet.
Luckily I had a scheduled follow up visit with the doctor any ways so I dragged my body in there yesterday.
Trust me, I would have rather have stayed in bed.  Every joint in my body aches.  The change in weather has not helped.

Our visit was quite interesting as she sat and listened and saw the rash again, noticed that I still had difficulty breathing.
We discussed the blood test that had been drawn for my pre allergy test.  I found it odd that it suddenly showed that I was
now allergic to beef, pork and milk…on a severe level.  As she put it guess what they are fed…corn…so she felt that it was
not odd at all.

I am now in the process of being tested for a problem called Alpha Gal.
According to http://alpha-gal.org/  :

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Galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose, or Alpha-Gal for short, is a delayed allergy to mammal meat affecting a growing number of the population. This allergy is initially caused by a tick bite. Since the reaction to eating mammal meat is delayed by several hours, the proper diagnosis is often missed or misdiagnosed. People who are afflicted with the Alpha-Gal allergy have to be constantly vigilant about the ingredients they consume, because an allergic reaction can be severe and life-threatening.
By getting the attention of the food service industry, particularly in schools, colleges and universities, and restaurants, sufferers will get relief.  Adding beef broth to soup and calling it vegetable soup or adding bacon drippings to gravy can be life-threatening to people with the Alpha-Gal allergy. By including Alpha-Gal allergy information on menus or even more specifically, having ingredient lists available upon request, the constant worry will be eliminated from eating out.

Empower.

AGAA will strive to empower those with this allergy. Living with the Alpha-Gal allergy can be quite stressful, because many activities are planned around food, and it is often almost impossible to know the ingredients in many dishes. This problem can render a simple meal into an anxiety-provoking situation for people with the allergy, because they are very aware of the possibility they could be unknowingly ingesting food that contains an undisclosed allergen. By getting attention for this allergy, it is AGAA’s hope that those affected will be better able to cope with this allergy, due to others’ increased awareness and subsequent conscientiousness regarding food preparation.

Mission Statement

Enlighten. Empower. Eradicate.

The mission of Alpha-Gal Allergy Awareness team is to promote health and ultimately, save the lives of those afflicted with the Alpha-Gal allergy through increased allergy awareness.

Awareness Disclaimer

The materials and information on this page, along with any articles or other links, are for informational and educational purposes, intended to promote awareness and are not, nor intended to constitute or replace, medical or other health science advice or treatment. Alpha-Gal Allergy wareness strives for the information on the page to be accurate, but much of the information is opinion of others, including information contained in articles, so AGAA disclaims any warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, as to any matter whatsoever relating to this site.  In no event shall AGAA be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, general or consequential damages arising out of any use of or reliance on any content of this website. This is strictly an awareness site and no connection to the medical field is present.

I am now on an antibiotic for the next fourteen days and I had to get another shot.  Now I have to go for a series of blood tests and see an allergist.

Perhaps after this I will begin to feel a little better and my body will begin to stop aching.  Guess I will never be able to enjoy red meat or pork or dairy again.

There goes my bacon cheeseburgers.  Needless to say I have a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup cooking.  My biggest fear is what did they feed the chicken.


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Daily Prompt: Popping A Pill Instead Of Eating?


Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill

If you could get all the nutrition you needed in a day with a pill — no worrying about what to eat, no food preparation — would you do it?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us NOURISHMENT.

I have days where this would absolutely be ideal.  It would grow tiresome though as I do love to cook.
I love spending time in my kitchen and the food preparation  is partially what it is all about.
If I popped a pill that would mean that there would never be any more food videos.

That would make me sad.






I did not realize that I had made six videos already till I went to put them on here.

I have actually been tempted to make another one lately.
I just have not found the recipe that sparks me to do it.

What recipe would you like to see made so that you would learn how to make it fast and easily?

Perhaps your responses will spark my next video…all comments will be considered.

If you have a favorite recipe that you would like to be made into a video just send it to my email.

Here are the responses that other Daily Prompt Writers had today about the little pill of nutrition:

  1. Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill | Basically Beyond Basic
  2. Free Your Stomach, and the Rest Will Follow | Do Not Get Sick in the Sink, Please
  3. What’s for dinner – Red pill or Blue Pill | Nanuschka’s Blog
  4. So sad! | Vivir, que no es poco
  5. Things That Pill Could Never Supply You With | Daily Prompt: Red Pill, Blue Pill | likereadingontrains
  6. dining with you, a haiku | charlottesville winter
  7. Pills | Cat’s Chinwag
  8. I’d swallow it. Especially if it just shut my selves up. | thoughtsofrkh
  9. Popping Pills | Hope* the happy hugger
  10. Time to eat! | Penne 4 Your Thoughts
  11. The Pill | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog

Since it is just 8 AM here Central Time, be sure to check back with Michelle during the day to see other Daily Prompt responses,.

Tammye Honey


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Bad Experiences With Side Effects Of An Allergy


Simply walking into a room and taking a few pretzels from a bowl to eat.  
Adding mascara to my eyes.
That is all that it took.  

Inhaler, allergy meds, they did not help.  A small amount of relief but not totally.  I did not want to do the epi pen.

When do you decide enough is enough and give in and see a doctor?

Left eye swollen to the point where it was almost shut.
Itching across the abdomen.  
This all started on Saturday.

By Monday, with no signs of improvement, the doctor was called.

Feeling like I was being dragged behind the truck, I went in to the doctor’s office to get a shot.  Now I had pain in two places.  His suggestion was to place a hot pack on my eye to reduce the swelling so I could at least see out of it.  I had been doing ice packs prior as a home remedy.

I came home, took a new Dish towel that I had just washed and dried and attempted to sew up all the sides, leaving a small opening on one end.  I turned it right side out and proceeded to fill it with long grain rice.  I then sewed up the opening and placed it in the microwave for four minutes.  

From there I headed to bed.  My hubby was amazed that this little project worked.  

It is wonderful.  It was something that I had at home.  I did not have to stop anywhere to make a purchase.  It was quick and easy to make on my sewing machine and I had instant relief.  

The trick is to not over fill the bag or it will burst.  Do not heat over four minutes in the microwave or you will burn yourself.  

heating pad

 

For more information about corn allergies here is some insight:  http://tammyeandhubby.wordpress.com/about-corn-allergies/ and also at http://tammyeandhubby.wordpress.com/about-corn-allergies/how-to-rule-out-an-allergy-to-a-food/

If this information can help even one other person from having to go through the week I have had, it is well worth sharing.

Benadryl has Corn Syrup in the liquid or Corn Starch in the capsules so before you reach for that for relief…read the information.

My best to all.

Tammye Honey


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Nomination for Liebster Blog Award


I was surprised when I got up this morning and found that I had been nominated for an award.  It was a really nice honor.

I no longer qualify however since I am now at 205 followers.  Unless I just count http://tammyehoney.wordpress.com/ With that blog I would qualify.

http://likeitiz.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/liebster-blog-from-shammee/ is the kind person who nominated me for

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Here are the rules:
1. Anyone with less than 200 followers can be nominated for The Liebster.
2. Each nominee should post facts about herself or himself.
3. Each nominee should answer the questions that are asked by the person doing the nominating.
4. Choose new bloggers to nominate for the Award and link them in the post.
5. Create new questions for your nominees.
6. Go back to their pages and tell them they’ve been nominated.
7. No tag backs.

I will be kind enough to answer her questions or at least try to:

What is the one thing that would irritate the hell out of you?

I would have to say I can not tolerate a person lying to me.

What would you say to someone who asks you when you’re due but you’re not pregnant?

This used to happen when I was heavier.  I used to laugh it off and say “Oh, I have delivered,  just have not deposited the balance in the weight loss bank yet.”

Why is Jimmy Fallon so great?   I did not know that he was.  I will have to do research on this one.

Describe your favorite space. 

That would have to be my bed.  Curled up with my animals and crocheting.

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Favorite quote you live by.

It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
– Cicero
What would you do if your significant other forgot your anniversary?
Be nice about it…it is a little hard to forget our anniversary though.  I think it is funny that we got married Sept. 9, 2009.
What would you say if your best bud’s older brother suddenly grabbed your butt at a party?
Excuse me, I think you have me confused with your wife…you might want to stop drinking now before my hubby notices.
What was the worst intro (making a pass) remark someone ever made to you?
Having been a bartender in my life, I would say that I could do an entire blog page on this one in my funny blog page.  Might just do that later.
What’s your best childhood memory about?
Being with my grandmother.
What are you most proud of about yourself?
So this is where I am supposed to Toot my own Horn?
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What is the number one reason why Sarah Silverman left Jimmy Kimmel?
She did?  News to me.  I did not even know that they were together.  Guess that I do not know much about Jimmy Kimmel.  Sorry.
Since I do not qualify for this award I am not sure if I actually qualify to pass it on or not.  Therefore…if I have hit like on a post it shows on my side bar so feel free to feel that you have been nominated for this award.
Tammye Honey.


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Daily Prompt: Going List-Y


Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List

Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.

lists

Why do we make lists?  What type of lists do we make?  Are they to keep us organized, help us to remember or just something to doodle when in a meeting?

I decided to explore the different types of lists that people make.  Here are my findings.

The Ever Famous Summer Bucket List…(Kids are out of school for break, have limited time to get it done in short time)

bucket list

 

Then I began to think about what do we use list for besides…

wine list on menu

 

Menus in Restaurants

top ten spices eating right listReading articles

schedule

Making Appointments

party guest list

Having a party or wedding

notebook lists

Taking notes or inventory

cleaning list

Cleaning Lists

wish

Hmmm

store joke

grocery

We make this so we do not impulse shop

do it

Ah the Honey Do List…

list

Now it is time for me to make my list like the prompt said…

I need to decide which list to start with first…
Perhaps I need a list for my lists
Should they all be neatly lined on the fridge?
Do I line them up by importance?
What deems the list more important?
My fridge has a Honey Do and Grocery…
Both are forgotten by hubby…
If I could eat in a corn free restaurant, I would love a menu
I don’t drink, so I do not need a wine list.
I am a little old to start a bucket list
Today is day off from A-Z Challenge
Tomorrow I do the Letter M
That really is a list of sorts, yet broken down by day
It does not feel like a list that is in a list.
I guess you could easily say that my lists have lists.

Here are what some other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Poem by Caro Ness dedicated to my Blog | Inside My Glitching Mind
  2. List ‘em up! | amateurxpress
  3. 10+1 reasons why alarm clocks aren’t good for you | MC’s Whispers
  4. Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List | Taking time, making time
  5. Eating silkworms, MasterChef Korea, and the satisfaction of making a list. | Nomad
  6. A Partial List Of Reasons Why I Don’t Make Lists | The Jittery Goat
  7. “Write Blog Post”-Check! « Sorta-Ginger
  8. Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List | Dianaruth’s Journal
  9. Top 10 Things You Won’t Hear Around This House | Sam’s Online Journal
  10. Funny Things About the Human Body | Conversations
  11. Daily Post: Lists | A Sign Of Life
  12. Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List « Mama Bear Musings
  13. Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List | Why donate blood | LinnettG’s blog
  14. Top 6 Cute Baby C Things | Stuphblog
  15. Ten Irish quirks (Daily Prompt) | Ireland, MS and me
  16. Daily Prompt: The List | Cytherean Dreams
  17. Satisfy the list. | thoughtsofrkh
  18. Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List 14th April 2013 | ittikorn1994
  19. List-tacular! Some of The Greatest Lessons I’ve Learned. | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  20. Listing The Movies… | That’s so true!
  21. My Top 5 Underknown Historical Figures | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog
  22. May I tell you about love « Completely Disappear
  23. Getting Your Writing Organized | Sandra Harriette’s Blog
  24. Lists… | Faith, Hope and Chocolate
  25. The satisfaction of a list | Epi’s epiphanies

To see more click on the link at the top that is Michelle

What is your list like and why?  I would love to hear…leave me a comment please.

Tammye Honey


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Thank You Dr. Oz & Dr. Phil


While I am in the midst of reading all of my fellow Word Press Writer’s Blogs for today I am heavily bombarded by pop ups from either Dr. Oz or Dr. Phil.

They are both advising me on how to lose weight by burning my excess fat.

http://doctoroz.sharecare.com/

http://www.drphil.com/

Now that I am about 120 lbs. at 5′ 8″ I am 10 lbs. under weight.

Where were you when I weighed 185 lbs. and could have used your advice?  Oh, that is right, you were not rich and famous yet.  I had to do it the hard way.

Eating right, changing my diet, exercising, working several jobs at a time, being a single mom, taking care of two daughters….

Sorry that I just do not appreciate your pop up ads right now.  I am sure that you mean well.  Even when I answered your survey,  hoping to find a way to be healthy while I maintain my weight or slowly gain a few pounds to get to my optimum weight, I received numerous emails from both of you urging me to lose more weight and purchase food products to do so.  To purchase your books and diet plans to lose even more weight against the advice of my physician.

Who am I going to listen to?  Two famous TV doctors?  Guess again…

I am taking the advice of my own family physician who reads my blood tests and sees my x-rays on a regular basis.  She is the one who knows what my prescriptions are, my blood pressure is and has been the one to give me all of my physicals.

Thank you as you might help a few people who really need you and do not have a family physician.  I feel that is the first place anyone who does have their own physician should start.  With someone who knows their body.  Not with a system who does not know what makes them tick inside.

Have a nice day,

What do you feel about this as readers?  Does this happen to you or am I just a lucky one?

Would love to hear from you and your opinion on this matter.

Tammye Honey