So, the results of the blood test are back…and yes, the rabbit died.
Anyway, for the six of you who actually read this, I got a blood test to determine whether I actually have the alpha-gal mammalian meat allergy, or if I were simply making this shit up to elicit a bit of sympathy.
Well, lucky for you, I DO have the dreaded allergy and–and of course, this is a bonus!–in a big, big, no-mess-around-with-it way! Yay me!
So, in addition to all of the tastiest meat groups–beef, pork, veal, venison, buffalo, goat–I now, too, also need to peel off dairy products to see if they might be contributing to the low-level allergies I have on a day-to-day basis. Ya know, stuff like milk, cream, half and half, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, butter. So, a couple weeks without these things, to see if the symptoms recede 100%.
I have to say, on a positive note, that it’s been a week with no meat, and I already feel tons better–probably 90% back to normal, which I haven’t been even in the far suburbs of for more than two years. I hate to type this, but if eliminating dairy gets me the rest of the way, bye-bye!
I’m going tomorrow to pick up a container of almond milk and a container of coconut milk to see which I like better. Maybe a pint or two of sorbet to drown my sorrows in. Also some Smart Balance spread, which I’ve had before and can live with, to replace butter.
And if the universe decides it’s going to come for my motherfucking bread next, there will be war. I can promise that.
The one positive in all this is that my lovely wife, Deb, is going to go off all of this stuff, too. Not at quite the same level as me, but I think it’s sweet that she’s willing to do this. Not necessary, but very sweet.