My Disease

January 14, 2009
By Anonymous

Eosinophilic Esophagitis
That is the disease I have
I found out last summer
It basically means I am allergic to a bunch of foods
Wheat, soy, peanuts, cashews, and almonds
The doctor told me that it was serious
He said that if I keep eating those foods,
That eventually my throat will just close up
I am not deathly allergic,
I just get a stomach ache or sometimes the hiccups
When he told me for the first time,
I was devastated
Every once in a while
I have to get an endoscopy
It is mainly when they stick a tube
With a camera down your throat
I have had 2 so far
And as the doctors said, many more to come
Evil doctors.

I really miss my old food
Peanut butter, cheetos, chocolate, poptarts, and soooooooo much more!!
It seriously pained me
To watch the other kids eating and enjoying their food
I’ve gotten used to it now,
I don’t feel as bad,
At least I don’t drool all over them
I’m glad I found out now,
Instead of later in life
It would have been much harder…
If that’s possible
I also have to take a lot of medicine everyday
On average, at least 8 different pills, 4 puffs on an inhaler, eyedrops, and nose spray
It blows, but I’ve gotten used to it

Native Sun is my new Publix
That is where I get all of my food
I am doing great now
I have become quite a baker too
I make myself corn bread, chocolate, brownies, cake, muffins, chicken fingers, and pumpkin bread
And all of that is allergen free
Of course I miss my old life,
I think of it every day
But, I have come to learn that
You just have to take what life throws at you
And be thankful for what you do have
Even if it means
Not having a little peanut butter sandwich with some barbeque chips.

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