Friday, December 07, 2007
what's going on
So I broke out in hives this time last week, dosed myself with benadryl, went to the doctor who dosed me with something stronger. So I've been unable to write or drink alcohol or do anything fun all week. On top of that I had to have blood drawn, which as many of you know sometimes causes me to vomit or faint. (not this time, happily but it wasn't fun) Yesterday the doctor called me with a report from my blood test on what I'm allergic to. Basically everything. I am "highly allergic" to clams, corn, soybeans, wheat, peanuts, walnuts, and scallops. I am also allergic to shrimp, codfish, eggwhites and have a slight allergy to milk. On top of the allergies I already have to chicken and turkey which if ingested makes it hard for me to breathe, I'm not looking forward to a life of flourless brownies and never being able to buy sandwiches at a store or eat bread at a restaurant. never mind that I can't have a freaking peanut butter and jelly sandwich anymore. Or cornbread. But I have an allergist appointment on Monday and hopefully they will tell me with better accuracy what I can and can't eat. And hopefully I'll be able to write this weekend. In other news, it looks as though Food For Fish will be performed at a college in Michigan and a college in North Dakota this spring. And Deflowering Waldo will be done in Wisconsin around the same time.