How many of you remember the Sponge Worthy episode from Jerry Seinfeld? The whole episode revolves around the discontinuance of the Contraceptive Sponge. Elaine stockpiles cases of the “sponge”. She goes to every pharmacy she can find to buy whatever is left. Then suddenly she is faced with the dilemma of whether or not her date is “sponge worthy”. Does she dare waste one of her precious sponges on him.
Recently I noticed that my vial of histamine was getting low. I emailed an order for more. I was told that because it had been too long since I was actually seen in Dallas, I would have to return for a visit before I could get any more. A visit to Dallas is not possible now. I am working on something else that may help me. In the meantime, I have to decide whether or not a reaction is “histamine worthy”. Do I try to ride out a reaction when I normally would have just given myself an injection and gone on about my day? OR Do I give myself an injection and hope I don’t have any reactions that will require histamine?
Just last week I had a reaction to someone’s cologne/perfume/whatever in my doctor’s waiting room. I went outside and was coughing and gagging so much that I disrupted the dentist in the office next door. He came outside to see if I was alright and to see if I needed any help. To my dismay I only had my inhaler and had completely forgotten to bring my histamine with me. By the time I got back into the office my usual BP of 112/70 was 149/90. I was stuck letting myself ride out the reaction when it would have been so much nicer to have calmed my body down.
What types of situations have you been in where you have to decide if something is “sponge worthy/histamine worthy”?