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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.