This is likely to be another mostly clinical and unexciting post.
On the good news front for the few of you who aren’t pregnant I will not be talking about being pregnant. And to those of you who are pregnant, my congratulations and my sincere apologies if the above disclaimer makes you feel unwelcome. That is NOT my intent or objective but I must be honest… I’ve seen way too many pregnant women in my dreams, in airports, on planes, at my dental appointment (why do I keep getting pregnant dental assistants or hygienists – I’m batting 3 for 3 in the last 18 months – never the same one, either!), in hotels, on the streets and even at the live theatre we took in over the past few days and I feel a sharp stabbing pain in my chest with each preggo sighting again – thought I was over this but not so much apparently. Or not right now. (Seriously, God, do I need my nose rubbed in it this way? It kind of smarts.)
Still here? Glad at least one of you is still reading!
First things first. The blood test results from Tuesday this week arrived just in time for our appointment in Long Island with Dr. Braverman. Here they are:
Fasting insulin: normal
Fasting glucose: normal
Cholesterol (all 3 levels): normal
C-reactive protein: normal
Anti-transglutaminase IgA: low (negative)
The reference range for each of the following test results is < 0.35 kU/L, meaning I am allergic and reactive to all of them:
IgE Antibody dog dander: 39.90 (!!)
IgE Antibody cat dander: 9.57
IgE Antibody horse dander: 5.61
IgE Ab D. pteronyssinus dust mite: 2.88
IgE Ab Milk: 2.21
IgE Ab Western ragweed: 1.55
IgE Antibody peanut: 0.99
IgE Antibody egg white: 0.86
IgE Ab Timothy grass: 0.53
So, yeah, you could say I have a few allergies. The dog one scares the heck out of me. Our dog is supposedly non allergenic and I never used to react to her but lately I have been doing so. In the good news department, I am not reactive to cod fish, Cladosporium herbarum (the LP says this is a form of mold. Dr. Google confirmed this), or Alternaria tenuis (Dr. Google tells me this is also a plant mold). Yay me!
Okay the first flight is landing so next update will have to wait!