The Unexpected

I had expected that the skin prick test would leave me with dozens of positive hits that would guarantee I couldn’t eat anything ever.  Instead, I got a reasonable list, but somehow it makes it a lot harder to think about what I can eat.

And the losers are:

  • Celery
  • Tomato
  • Pea
  • Peanut
  • Walnut (English and black)
  • Shrimp/Lobster/Crab
  • Almond
  • Barley
  • Saccharomyces Cervisiae (Brewer’s Yeast?)
  • Catfish
  • Codfish
  • Lima Bean
  • Mushroom
  • Navy Bean
  • Garlic
  • Sesame

Of course, I’m still lactose intolerant.  And I still have dozens and dozens of OAS symptoms from being allergic to every tree and weed pollen that I’ve ever been tested for.

I was afraid that I’d be allergic to rice and soy, but the list is still diverse enough to make restaurants difficult.  Sesame, peanut, and garlic allergies will make my favorite Thai and Chinese dishes unsafe.  Sesame and garlic make Lebanese risky at best.  Tomato and garlic make Italian difficult.  Catfish and cod make lenten fish fries out of the question.

This will take some work.



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