I went to the autoimmune doctor. The Benadryl from the hospital meant that the normal allergy test didn’t work. As a result, they took twenty needles and injected common allergens under my skin. The control indicated that didn’t work either. By the way, kudos to the people over at Benadryl. Of course, I had considered rescheduling this appointment before I came in but they were booked months ago, so I didn’t want to risk putting off some resolution on this. The doctor told me that she was 90% sure that my autoimmune issues are caused by stress but that I should come back next week and try again just in case.
Here is a list of some of the recommended things to do to reduce stress: Leave your house for a while; Take a break from the kids; Walk your dog, etc. I don’t have a house, kids, or a dog anymore.
I didn’t tell the good doctor about my daughter dying; why ruin someone’s day? Instead, I thanked her for her time and expertise and went back to work. Any moment that we can make things even slightly better for someone else, I think we should.