Wednesday, September 20, 2006

It's feel sorry for me time!

I went to the allergist Monday. Josh has been hounding me to go for about a year now (ever since I had an anaphylactic reaction for previously unknown reasons). So I finally went. Turns out I'm allergic to tree nuts (especially hazelnuts) and peanuts. pout. I have to get one of those medic alert bracelets now and have to carry an epi-pen around with me where ever I go. My appointment lasted 2 hours and I have to come back next Monday because we didn't get through everything. (!).

Needless to say, I can no longer have ANYTHING that has been anywhere near peanuts or tree nuts. No more peanut butter, no more pecan pie, no more Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, no more anything processed in the same plant as nuts (which is a surprisingly large amount of things). I think we'll have to shop almost exclusively at co-ops now, which is expensive, but at least they're conscious of food allergies.

I think it's strange that I developed this allergy at this point in my life. Apparently the handful of almonds I ate before the anaphylactic reaction is what nearly cut off my ability to breath last year. Sucks. I'm going to go pout some more...

1 comment:

Sleep late... dream more. said...

oh no! that's terrible
:( :( :(

I mean.. it's good tha tthey figured it out... but so sad that it's tree nuts/peanuts...