I went on Tuesday for my allergy testing, and as I thought, I'll be on shots. Again.
The last time I was tested was probably eight or nine years ago, so things are done a little differently now. Now, before the skin prick testing begins, a sensitivity screen is done to help determine the strength that the skin pricks need be. A plastic "instrument" is placed into the allergen solution and then placed on the arm. After twenty minutes, the welts are measured. During that twenty minutes, you can't scratch. OH MY GOSH!! I have discovered how prisoners need to be tortured. I thought I was going to cry, and that was when I was only about five minutes in.
After Mickie took the measurements, she wiped off the solution and rubbed my arms down. Yeah, ARMS. Fortunately, the other arm only had one half of one set (so four areas).
Then the testing got started.
I go back Wednesday to meet with the PA for the results and to get started on my shots. I can't wait to get the started so some of this crappy allergy stuff under control. Time to go, so I can get ready to go to the lake and enjoy all of the maple and pine trees we have on our lot. LOL
Have a GREAT day!