Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday, Monday...

Good morning and welcome to Monday. Thanks to everyone who voted for Past Promises at the Long and Short Book of the Week contest. It didn't win, but that's okay, I'm still thrilled it received a 5-book review.

This weekend was interesting to say the least. Friday evening, I developed a mysterious food allergy that caused me to break out in hives. Not pretty, but not life-threatening. No sign of breathing problems or anything like that.

Thankfully, hubby went out to the pharmacy and brought home something that cleared them up. The problem: I hadn't eaten anything I hadn't eaten a thousand times before. No new food that I could pinpoint and say "Ah ha!"

It happened twice on Saturday and again on Sunday after breakfast. Sunday lunch and supper was all fruit and vegetables, which I'm happy to report, are all okay. This morning, I'm trying multi-grain oatmeal. I want to see if it might be a wheat problem. If that's okay, I'll tackle dairy next.

I've been keeping a food diary of everything I've eaten, but there is absolutely nothing new. I have no idea where this new allergy came from. I guess I'll have to make a doctor's appointment at some point.

It's strange when your body suddenly rebels and does something totally unexpected. Thankfully, I feel totally healthy other than the hives. It could be worse.

I'll keep you updated on the search for the mystery food.

Have a great Monday!


Kathy said...

I know how you feel. I get hives too, but unlike you I can pinpoint the problem. Everything. I've been to an allergist and had all the tests done and I tested positive on everything they test for. That's one of the reasons I like winter. Nothing in nature to aggrivate my allergies. Good luck, NJ.:-)

N.J.Walters said...

So sorry that your allergic to so much. It must make life difficult at times. No wonder you enjoy winter.

I'm allergic to cats, but then again, that didn't happen until I was eleven. Up until then, I had no problem with them.

So far today, so good.

Anny Cook said...

My entire early adulthood I ate chicken without a problem. Sometime around forty I developed a severe allergy to all things chicken. It does make eating out an adventure.

Also decaffeinated products and more recently, some dairy. Sigh. And now chocolate seems to be aggravating me. So yeah, I understand completely!

Kathy said...

I'm allergic to cats as well, but I have two and would rather sneeze than give them up. They are my babies.

Shelley Munro said...

Wow, that is weird. I hope you manage to work out what the problem is soon. It doesn't sound like much fun.

N.J.Walters said...

That's downright nasty, Anny. I'm still eliminating foods to see if I can figure out which one is causing the problems.

You have my chocolate. *shivers in horror*

N.J.Walters said...

Hey, Kathy. That used to be my problem with cats, but it changed when I was in my 30's. Now I have trouble breathing when I'm around cats any length of time. Makes it impossible to have one.

N.J.Walters said...

Me too, Shelley. It certain was a surprise this past weekend, let me tell you.