This year, teal pumpkins for Halloween take on a different meaning. I’ve been dealing with food allergies, but this year? We add a new one to the mix.
The other day, I learned what a mild anaphylactic reaction can be like. I should have gone to Walk In Care, but didn’t recognize it for what it was until later. Now I know.
I’ve got a doctor’s appointment lined up to discuss having an epi pen. I have a medic bracelet on the way. But I’m still a bit overwhelmed by this. My dairy allergy isn’t life threatening, so this is a whole new experience. All new things to learn all over again. More food to look for and avoid.
Then I start doubting myself, wondering if I imagined it or convinced myself it was happening. But I described it to the medical examiner that comes to work & he confirmed it, as well as a pair of co-workers whose kids have allergies. They all agree. And I don’t know if I’m relieved or disappointed.
So in the meantime, I do what I do. I read. I research. I prepare. I’ve made a doctor’s appointment and let family and Co workers know. I’ve ordered a medical bracelet.
But this is Maine. Seafood is huge in our culture here. Sigh.