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.

6 comments:

JJW said...

oh no!
well... it's time you discovered the wonders of an amazing bakery on the lower east side called babycakes -- do you know it? they make flourless baked goods which also happen to be vegan and REALLY REALLY delicious.

Adam said...

ohhh! well that's good news. I'll check it out!

Anonymous said...

Once the medications, done, you can still drink.

So you're still a playwright.

And that's what's important.

z

Adam said...

Ha! because drinking is what makes the playwright. I was at a party last night though and couldn't have any of the free drinks. And perhaps now I can't drink beer either. I have to look into that.

E. Hunter Spreen said...

I'm sorry to hear about this. As far as brownies go, if you want a good mix try Pamela's Chocolate Brownie Mix. Really. The only person who hasn't liked them is my husband, but multitudes, absolute multitudes of my friends love them, as do I. No. I don't work for Pamela's products.
http://www.pamelasproducts.com/recipe_frames.html

Adam said...

great! thanks!