Allergies are a result of the overreaction of the immune system to substances mistaken to be harmful, but actually are not. Allergens include pollen, mold, animal dander, food, drugs and others, and reactions can range from mild to severe.
There are several new voices about living with chronic illness: Jenni's Chronic Babe, Kris's Crazy Sexy Cancer, and Laurie Edwards author of Life Disrupted: Getting Real about Chronic Illness in your Twenties and Thirties. I read Edwards' books and will write about it here. Edwards has written a roadmap to what her life has been…