recipe
Feb
10
2007

Sick of being sick…

Well, we almost recovered from the stomach stuff when I decided it would be an interesting turn of events to have anaphylactic shock.  Yep…eating a delicious supper of brisket and corn on the cob and WHAM my throat slammed shut.  Well not completely shut.  I could squeak out that I couldnt breathe and that we had no Benadryl.  So off we go to town to get benadryl or to the hospital which ever seemed appropriate when we got there.  I opted for the meds and stood in the isle at Walmart and drank liquid Benadryl.  I dont know if it really is a miracle drug or if I just relaxed knowing I had it.  But I began to breathe a little better.  So we paid and the drove around a little to see if I would be okay.  The next morning we went to see the family allergist.  I have never had a food allergy in my life so I was fully expecting after being poked in the arm 73 times that it would be nothing…a fluke.  That would have been too easy.  Here is a list of things I MUST avoid: Soy, Nuts of any kind, Cow Milk,  Field Peas of any kind except purple hull (huh???does that seem weird to anyone else?), Cantaloupe, Tomato, String Beans, Shellfish, Garlic.

These I can have small amounts of: wheat, tuna, salmon, beef, citrus fruits, coconut, raspberry, cauliflower, potatoes (sweet and white), cabbage, rye, onion, sesame seed, sunflower seed, English peas, celery, grapes, barley, mustard and plums.

All very interesting, HUH?  So I can live on coffee, chocolate, apples, lettuce and water.  YUMMY.  Kidding.  Such is life.  I will do the best I can and eating out wont be much of an option any more.  And the allergist said: READ LABELS…it is very VERY important that I do not ingest soy…that was off the charts. Do you have any idea how much stuff contains soy??? Or soy oil.

So I suppose I will have some new recipes to post soon.

Oh and by the way…my throat is sore and the flu is going around.  YEAH.

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Oh my Suzy..what an allergy list..yikes!!!!
Hang in there..we have sort of had a bad season for catching one thing after the other too…sounds like yours is worse though…hope you are all better soon.

You poor honey! That’s the first time you ever reacted like that, and you were allergic to all those things?! Wow! I’m praying that all goes well, because it would drive me crazy to have to watch all that stuff. But I guess having an attack like that is good motivation!