Goodbye Salmonella, Hello Sclera Lenses – and cats

My fevers finally stopped a couple nights ago. I can now handle being awake after 6:00 pm without body aches. The abdoninal pain has stopped, but it will probably be awhile before things are back to normal. Things are quite manageable though when it comes to the digestive system. Now I just have to eat more and put some weight back on, which is difficult when you choke on everything.

My pulmonary doctor referred me to an allergist, and I had my first appointment on Monday. Sometimes the recipient of a Bone Marrow Transplant will experience their donor’s allergies. I had allergy tests done, which confirmed that this has happened to me. I am no longer allergic to ragweed and cockroaches. I am now allergic to one type of grass, several weeds…and cats. This is the worst possible news that I could have received. I am completely devasted. We have several cats and there is no way that I am rehoming any of them. They are my family. I now take liquid Zyrtec once a day. We’ll see how that goes. This might explain the chronic cough, runny nose and phlegm that I have had since 6 months after the transplant.

As always, things are bitter sweet. Thanks to the donations I’ve received, I was able to order my sclera lenses on Tuesday! They will take 7 to 10 days to make. It will be difficult getting used to them, but if I am to, they will be a game changer. No more eye drops every couple minutes while they’re in. I won’t be able to sleep in them, but I can wear them for extended periods of time while I’m awake. Thanks again for all the shares and donations!

This week coming up I am going to schedule a dental cleaning and x-rays. It will be nice to get my teeth taken care of.

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