Yes we make jokes about our Mammograms and they actually used to feel like the garage door had closed down on them. Now it is a must have yearly if you really would like to be a woman who cares about your body. I am heading to get my yearly mammogram and yes I blog about it to remind women around the world to schedule theirs. It might just save your life.
I schedule my GYN exam and my yearly physical within the same week of each other each year so that I do not forget. Then I schedule my Mammogram at my yearly physical to get my referral. That way once a year my body has been through the microscope and I am finished and do not have to worry for another year.
Have you made your appointment? Get on the phone. It may save your life.
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/ :
Lone Star Tick
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Sunday was a really big day in our home. My hubby had turned 60 on Saturday.
Thank you for traveling through our day…we had a huge picnic that was a wonderful success thanks to the wonderful women from Oakwood Freewill Baptist Church and all of their help. There was so much food that every table was full. Special thanks to Pastor James for the Baptisim and making such a difference in my hubby’s life. Also a special shout out to hubby’s son Christopher Green who helped in the kitchen as well as being the grill master for the day.
During Sunday School Class, the topic of a book came up that sounded very intriging.
Case for Christ/Case for Faith Compilation [Kindle Edition]
First of all to find out that he was an atheist when he first began was a surprise to me. He only began to investigate due to his wife becoming a Christian. His book has become a movie if you are not patient enough to read a book so look to see if it is available in DVD in your area.
Sorry I am not giving away about the book….read it for yourself and I will say that you will be glad that you did. Just do not expect to get much done around the house as it is one of those can’t put it down books once you start to read it.
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