The Allergy Customer

For me, the hardest part about waitressing is the wind down after a shift. After a 15-hour workday I would love to come home, shower, and pass out immediately. My body is begging for sleep, but my brain is still scrambling for a pen, memorizing orders, fighting with chefs, and sucking up to guests. I…

A (hopefully) Persuasive Letter to Corporate Chipotle

My dream is for my wedding next year to be catered by Chipotle. This is a slight problem because Chipotle doesn’t cater. Yesterday, my crack dealer local Chipotle manager informed me about a “Chipotle Truck” that drives around Texas serving food on-the-go. The truck has been known to venture to other states at times and…

She Binds Her Feet

When I was 14 years old, I had the most bizarre medical issue arise. Every single night at 6:00 PM my feet would break out in hives and would itch SO bad. Itchy feet has to be one of the most annoying things because it is NEVER satisfying to scratch them. It’s like when your…

Litmus Test for Quality

A co-worker of mine who has a daughter with eczema/allergies like mine often refers to me as a “litmus test for quality.” She is incredibly encouraging and will say things like “you’re not too sensitive, you are not weird, you are a test for true quality in this world. If you react to something, it…

See Ya Later, Alligator [skin]

Relief! After three months of feeling like a prisoner in my┬áitchy, rash-covered, swollen body, I finally have some relief! I had hoped I was going to be able to take care of the situation naturally which is why for almost a month now I have been caffeine, wheat, sugar, and dairy free. I drank apple…

Hurts So Good

You know that old saying “it’s like pouring salt on an open wound”? Well I’ll do you one better. Today I started pouring vinegar on my open wounds. I have either completely lost my mind or I have reached my breaking point when it comes to my eczema. I spent most of the day reading…

A Post Only a Mother Could Love

So about the title, I’m serious. I’m pretty sure you will not enjoy this post unless you 1. Have eczema yourself. 2. Are my mother 3. Have a random hatred for gluten. There have been a lot of studies that show that gluten actually makes allergies/eczema/asthma worse. I have read a lot of them and…

Lucky Ones

Today is my 24th birthday, whew feels weird to say. Where does the time go?! Exactly one year ago today, to the hour in fact, I was sitting in the emergency room at Forsyth Hospital being pumped full of benadryl and steroids to stop my throat from closing. Isaac took me to a nice dinner…