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15 October 2007 @ 9am

Body Hacks

I received my first allergy shot on Friday while visiting home for the weekend.

I feel like it’s my first body hack. I’m having allergens injected into my body in hopes of toning down my body’s immune system reaction to them. It’s tricking my body into doing something the way I’d like, rather than the way it’s used to doing things. It’s an immune system modification, one that I, for whatever reason, consider more interesting than a regular vaccine, perhaps because the long schedule and maintenance of allergy shots suggests that it’s forcing my body to accept this change, and doesn’t come as easily as a regular vaccine.