Thursday, July 31, 2014
Last winter my doctor told me that my Vitamin D level was low and prescribed 1200 MG extra calcium a day. She told me that I could discontinue using them during the summer because I'd probably get enough from the sun.
I told her that I do not go out in the sun very often because I'm allergic to the sun. She looked shocked and said, "How long has this been going on?" I told her, "All my life."
She asked, "Did you ever tell me that?" I said, "I'm sure it's in my original paperwork that asks about allergies as I'm allergic to nickel alloy and the sun." She leafed through fifteen years of charts and said, "I'll be damn; it is there."
She asked me what would happen when I am in the sun and I told her I would have blotches and blisters appear accompanied by severe itching. I said, "I'm very careful; I've never had a sun tan in my life; if I'm going to be in the sun for any length of time, I wear long sleeves, hat, and gloves."