Friday, November 26, 2010

I am so Miserable . . .

I woke up yesterday sick. So I didn't get to go to my cousin's for dinner. And I can't have turkey anymore anyway, because a week ago Wednesday I had a reaction to it.

Some of you might recall that I had to quit eating chicken for about six months a year or so ago because whenever I ate it, my face started to tingle/get numb. After the six months, I ate it again, but not very often. Well, they were having a sale at the Jewel a couple of weeks ago, and so I bought some boneless, skinless chicken breasts and proceeded to marinate them in my FAVORITE marinade, and then pan broiled them. OMG they were so good. But there were 5 big ones in the package, so I cut them up and knew that I would be eating chicken a couple of times a day for awhile. . .

So, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday . . . and my face started to tingle. On Wednesday, no chicken, but I ended up having a turkey sandwich from Hannah's Bretzel for lunch that day, and by 4 p.m., my airway was restricted. I watched it carefully for the next hour and was thinking "do I go to the ER or do I get on the train and go home?" When it seemed stable after an hour, I took the chance and got on the train to come home.

It's not an allergy in the technical sense of the word, I guess, although it could turn in to one at any time - the doctor says it's an intolerance, and since the throat closing was far more scary than my face tingling, he also said it could have been a warning, and that next time I might not be so lucky. All I know, is that I'm not eating fowl again. Bummer. I was so looking forward to going to Chik-fil-A since it finally opened in Orland. I am majorly bummed and hope that maybe it was the turkey and not the chicken. But for now - no matter what - I'm steering clear.

Then, my PhotoShop software just quick working. I deinstalled it and tried to reinstall it. Zip. So - no photos until I figure out what new software I should look into.

I'm not eating fowl, I can't work with any photos, and I have a stupid cold. Who wakes up on Thanksgiving with a COLD?! All day - sneezing, gloppy throat, red eyes - everything - what a mess. I took an Allegra (allergy med) and that helped, and I've had a stock pot simmering on the stove to get more moisture into the air. I slept covered with Vicks and with the vaporizer on (so glamorous . . . ) and although I felt a little better this morning, I had to go to the Jewel because I needed some Puffs with Lotion tissues, and my favorite soup is was chicken noodle and yeah, not so much any more, and that's all I had in the house. So - Beef Vegetable is going to be my new favorite.

But in the mean time, I made myself some Kraft dinner (OMG it's so horrible for you - why on earth does it taste SO GOOD????) for lunch and I'm about to curl up on the sofa with some apple juice and a big glass of water. My gratitude journal is going to be interesting tonight. At least I'm not barfing - and that, my friends, is huge. That is something to be majorly thankful for ;-)

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh Adrienne, that is NO way to spend a holiday! I'm so sorry for ALL your afflictions, and hope the cold, at least, runs its course quickly. (I always pump the vitamin C and zinc.) Wish you could have been here with us - no fowl, warm house, good friends; we would have nurtured you through the day!

A :-) said...

Michelle, thank you - that sounds so lovely - maybe one day . . . :-) I'm such a whiner. I'm really not a good patient, and there is a lot I would like to accomplish today - like putting up the tree. Not doing anything major in the way of decorations this year, just the little tree.

Fujiyamamama said...

I hope you feel better soon!