I previously wrote a column on the “alpha-gal syndrome,” more commonly known as the red meat allergy.
Actually, this allergy extends to not only red meat but also to dairy products, vaccines, gelatins and other products that emanate from mammals.
When I wrote the column, I suspected that I had the alpha-gal syndrome, but had not yet had a blood test to confirm it.
Since then, I had a blood test that confirmed my self-diagnosis. I am writing another column about this allergy now not because I want any sympathy.
Fact is, I am outdoors every day and I knew that sooner or later, I would be bitten either by a venomous snake or an infected tick.
As it turns out, it was an infected tick, which is the lesser of two evils, as I probably would have had a heart attack if I saw a snake trying to bite me.