So for some reason, my coworkers and I are discussing allergies this morning, and by “for some reason” I mean because I was thinking about baking some walnut banana bread and bringing it into work, but one of my coworkers is deathly allergic to nuts BUT STILL KEEPS HIS EPIPEN IN HIS CAR BY THE WAY and then the conversation turned into a debate about whether or not I could - in a pinch - trach someone with a Crystal Bic pen. I’ve seen Grey’s Anatomy. I could do it.
Allergies are a screwed up thing. It’s the body’s response to a perceived threat - everything swells up in an effort to prevent a foreign substance from spreading, and it can get sort of counterproductive when your windpipe swells shut. Like, thankfully the worst allergic reaction I’ve had made me look like this guy:
Legit. I was using Proactive and after one day, my face was itchy like a thousand fire ants were all up in there, and then by day two I was unrecognizable. I also drove myself to the emergency room because my parents were sleeping and I didn’t want to disturb them, despite my trachea slowly closing. Daughter of the Year?
Anyway, the question now becomes: do I make the walnut banana bread? I mean, there’s really only one way to find out if the ten solid years of watching Grey’s Anatomy has, in fact, taught me anything.