Dr. Magic was nice. He was not into screwing around about anything, and explained everything. He offered not to do the allergy testing, which I probably could have gotten away with, but I was there, just get it over with already. They did the tests, I was - no surprise - allergic to everything, and had such a quick reaction that all the nurses came in to look at my lovely arms. We are going to start it as a new winter fashion. It is dead sexy.
I also had a CT scan, which revealed that all of this stuffy runny alternating hell is a RAGING sinus infection. He gave me a pretty hard core antibiotic to take for 21 days to clear it up. Yeah, that is a long time, but if it kills it I am all for it. I am done screwing around with this stuff anymore. Seriously, 14 years is ENOUGH. I go back in a month to start immunotherapy, and have another CT to make sure that the infection is cleared up.
The immunotherapy (or allergy shots) will take about 6 months before I start to notice relief. It will be perfect timing however, because that will be about the time that allergy season starts to get bad here. I will have to more than likely continue with the shots for at least 3 years, but then should be in the clear for a long time. I don't care at this point if it means that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and someday I won't be taking Bendaryl like candy to try to keep my sneezing under control.
Dr. Magic was nice and sweet, and hugged me before I left. I thanked him for everything, and told him how thankful I was that he was serious about getting this all under control. I don't know if I was delirious from all of the allergens in my body, or if I fell in love with him right there, but I think that after that, before he left to see his next patient, that I might have tried to lick him.