Wednesday 29 February 2012: Allergic Reactions
I am so gung ho on healing that I forget sometimes that this situation did not happen overnight and it may and it is taking time to undo. I certainly have had way more energy and until today have not had to resort to taking anything for swelling of the throat and tongue or inability to swallow (the last one used to happen every night when I would first lie down - that stopped right after the surgery).
My dear friend Pam who has been through the ringer with mold allergies has been a wonder to talk about this with and to help me set the right path for healing. She reminded me after the surgery that it will be a bit while the body does its thing to reset itself and not respond adversely to foods that I eat. I have found it important to keep with what has worked which is really all I want anyway.
But one restaurant in Manchester had a certain dish that until today has not set me off. I do believe the chef may have cooked the chicken with spices and sugars and flour as I had a really bad feeling about it when I said to him - I don't seem to have allergic reactions to this dish thank goodness (kiss of death to say that).
And in the falling snow on route up the mountain to get my raw milk from farmer Dan (who is now Blipping!) I had an attack. My tongue turned red and swelled and I could feel my throat lumping up and the cough started and I could not swallow. I had to pull over at a Methodist church parking lot where I dosed myself with Apis mellifica and waited for it to have its way with me. As the swelling came down a bit I took a Bendryl and started gushing down a kombucha with chia in it which has always helped. I wasn't ready to eat other people's food.
As I was able to drive again through the snow I started to feel really sad and a bit scared. I know I am remarkably improved and that happened right from the moment I could feel my jaw after surgery. I know it will take time and I let Pam's voice play over and over in my head about my reset button. I am getting better and this was only my body still not reset for that sort of food.
My Blip photo is home sweet home because some days that is all you need to see and feel.