I had a nice visit with the allergist today. Bright and early. Well, not bright because thanks to day light savings time and winter, it’s damn dark these days! And rainy. Anyway, where was I? Right, at the allergist. Getting poked and prodded.
They tested me for 38 different things and I only got two reactions! Cats and dust. Exactly what I was expecting. Seems I’ve outgrown the tree allergy though, which is good. She said both are very common and the size of my reactions means it’s highly unlikely that allergies are the cause of my breathing issues. (Holy moly, I was just looking for a post about my last surgery and came across this one about allergy testing two years ago. I’d completely forgotten about it! I guess I wasn’t allergic to trees two years ago either. Totally forgot! Also, glad they did it on my arms this time!)
Yesterday I went back to visit the ENT surgeon who did my throat surgery two years ago. He did the same yucky scope again and said that there is definitely blockage. Again! In fact, he showed me the hole at the top of my trachea and said it should actually be 3-4 times larger than it is! I said, “would that explain..” and he said, “Yes! The wheezing and the breathing and everything.” The real question though is “why?” Why does this keep happening? After further discussion, the going theory is acid reflux. I did a little research and it all does fit together. So the next step is to make a plan for reflux meds and schedule surgery — again.