A Hitch in my Plans

Sigh. So I had a nice little post planned for last night that I planned on working on after getting home from a lovely birthday dinner for one of my friends.

Unfortunately instead I spent the night in bed with my eye swollen a la Will Smith in Hitch. I’m bringing sexy back.

This eye thing (along with shortness of breath and feeling like I might hurl) have happened once before a few months ago. And I was reminded that both times I was around shrimp. So with the power of Facebook, Dr. Google and of course Hitch, I have determined I am allergic to shellfish.

Thankfully this isn’t much of a bummer since I don’t, in fact, eat shellfish. Shrimp totally gross me out. They are the cockroaches of the sea. But since both times I had the reaction I didn’t actually eat any, I am thinking I need to be careful even being around it. And I REALLY should avoid picking them up and rubbing them on my eye.

So no shrimp for me. Thankfully I have no reaction to chocolate, ice cream wine or Novella. Actually I have been noticing some major swelling around the waistline. Not sure it that is related…….


  1. You poor thing! I hope that you feel better soon!

    Oddly enough, I’m battling a mysterious swelling of the face, too, but it happens to be in my mouth…. some strange ulcer deal which the doctors think might be hand, foot, and mouth syndrome. No fun.

    Get better, and yes, stick to the ice cream instead!
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  2. I have an allergic reaction when I eat celery and then run. I have always hated celery, but made myself eat it because I thought it was healthy for me, but after two horrible allergic reactions that landed me in the ER I wonder if there is SOME sense in avoiding foods we really don’t like? I hope you took pictures and feel better soon!
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