found something out today while having a conversation with my mum,
we were talkin abt the date of my allergy tests and how im gonna get there.she said not to have anything to eat before you go in and i said why? they are only gonna have a chat with me. she then said " when i had mine done they just put this plastic grid on my arm and pinpricked me,they did it straight away. the following conversation went like this...
when you had what done?
my allergy tests.
youve had allergy tests?
proper allergy tests, at a hospital?
what did they find?
im allergic to beef and tomato,s
(me-in my head)so this is the tomato,s that im having problems with. but you eat beef and tomato,s?
yeah - but its never done me any harm.
but you have asthma,thyroid problems, gall bladder removed, diabetes, raynauds syndrome!!!!
yeah but its nothing to do with that.
but your eating foods that your body cant deal with, it causes inflammation throughout your body- thats probably why your thyroid has packed in!!!
so why did you go for allergy tests then?
coz i had unexplained rashes and things - like when i ate chocolate and i had to run to the toilet with diarrhea and then id come out in a rash.
your allergic to chocolate!!!!
yes and errrm dairy.
YOUR ALLERGIC TO DAIRY????but you eat chocolate all the time and eat cheese.
yes but it never bothered me.
why have you never mentioned this before?
i probably did but you cant remember.
WHAT!! how old were you?
(she now realises she,s said too much and clams up) - i cant remember how old i was.
you must know how old you were, were we small,toddlers, teenagers??
i was about 35
(me in my head) so a bit older than i was when i started having problems!!
i cannot express how mad i am with her at the moment.why hasnt she said something when i told her id given up dairy!! when i told her im having problems with food intolerances all she had to do was say - oh i had problems too, i had to go for allergy tests.she could have saved me so many years of problems but shes said nothing!!
my poor sister had to listen to me venting on the phone today..and ive given her the job of interrogating mum to see if she,ll tell us more.