For a teen, food allergies are hard. There’s the food you can’t have, the allergy ‘jokes,’ the anxiety. Will things get better? Well, I can say, they do.
My pandemic bubble was also a “food allergy bubble.” On the ski trip, I learned I was painfully out of practice with ordering safe food.
In my culture, apologizing is as much a part of life as having a cup of tea. How I learned to stop saying ‘sorry’ for my food allergies.
If you could get one allergen back in your diet, what would it be? For me, the answer was always “avocado”. And miraculously, it happened.
It was a shock to learn that nuts had become a staple of my family’s diet. Back from college for COVID-19, I had to be on alert.
Beware the food allergy perils in boozy parties and hook-ups. But you can find a date who finds you interesting, allergies and all.
Within 3 days, the virus took hold, with fever and difficulty breathing. As someone with asthma, the specter of hospitalization hung over each hour.
The milk allergy diagnosis as an adult was a shocker. At first I felt desperate, but then I got busy working on my “new normal”.
I lobbied for allergy signs in our city’s parks. My son was thrilled to hear – we got our signs!