I intended to have a video blog, but I am not going to have one of those today. I am going to write a few things concerning the obstacles I, and many like me, have to deal with this time of year. SMOKE. It is the time of year grills are fired up, and smokers are going daily. This is not good for me. I am allergic to smoke from these devices because of a mammal allergy (AG). If you have followed my blogs, you know a lot about Alpha Gal (AG) mammal allergy. If this is the first time reading anything about such an allergy, then please visit my web page to learn more. This is a crazy allergy. It is not just ingesting internal mammal foods that affects me, it is fumes also, and some times skin contact (which is why I wash a lot with vegan soap, and carry vegan Seventh Gen sanitizing wipes with me everywhere). It is difficult to avoid the smoke this time of year. I am an outdoor person. I love to camp, hike, and go to the lakes and parks. This has been a tough week for me emotionally and physically, from allergic reactions just by doing what I love to do and go where I love to go. I attended a family, outdoor, military retirement party, at a lake, and had a little ingestion of some grilling smoke from nearby campsites. We stayed at at a family member’s home and I had allergic reactions from the fumes of cooking beef at breakfast time. We attended a ball game of a family member spontaneously, and that particular field had someone grilling (no other field had grilling, just this one where the food vendors were); I had to stay away and never watched the game, which was depressing. We smoked turkeys all day for a camp event, and I had a minor reaction to the fumes of those, because of other things that had been cooked in the smoker/grill on other occasions. I stopped in to my local grocery to pick up a quick item, and got into smoke from the store grilling in front of the doorway, and it blowing across the parking lot. It is everywhere, the fumes. I am not as bad as many who have AG, and do not go into anaphylactic shock, but I do react and it is scary no matter. It is a delayed reaction, making it even more difficult to take care of. I have my reactions 11:30-2 at night every time, no matter when the contact with mammal sources. I believe I am on track using natural means to rid this AG from my body, but it takes time, and until then, this is my life.
This allergy is just a life game changer. I intend to keep on fully living, but all I do and every where I go is high risk. I guess this is life for all humans depending upon the perspective. We all live in certain risk at all times. An allergy just adds to the risk that much more vulnerability. This is life for me for a while. This is life for many of my friends with food allergies, asthma, and other similar things that just take a bit of life out of our summer outdoor fun. Let us be aware of these things and these people around us.
Become advocates to everyone you come in contact with; talk to managers of stores, restaurants, and parks when something can be improved. It takes little effort to make a big difference . Keep living and doing the fun things you love to do. Keep on figuring out ways to rid the nasty stuff our of our bodies. Keep on striving for healing. Be careful, but do not allow fear to rule. Be prepared, but not paranoid.
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