Good Morning, or is it? I’m still half asleep. Partly because I took a Dramamine at 4am but mostly because I threw up for 3 hours until I took the Dramamine. The reason: Canned Tuna. Canned Tuna is evil.
I know this because, counting last night, this is the third time in a row that I have gotten sick from eating canned tuna. Yes, it took me three times in a row to figure out that I obviously have some sort of intolerance to it because I’m real smart like that, but canned tuna is now gone from my life. NBD, I was never a huge fan anyway, it was only for convenience. RIP little canned tuna, RIP.
I had a few good runs so far this week. Tuesday and Wednesday I plowed out 5 miles each morning with a few little hills and bridges and then last night I went for an 8 mile walk with friends. I’m taking this morning off, mainly because I have a ton of work to catch up on thanks to jury duty. And also, because I’m tired and I’d rather have an hour nap later than to run around the neighborhood feeling and looking like a zombie, although that might be really fun. Yes, I kind of like that idea.
I finally broke down and made an appointment with a doctor to have some official allergy testing done. I’ve already partially done her job since I’ve identified canned tuna but at least I’ll know once and for all what my other allergies are.
Because the tests are more accurate if you’ve actually consumed some of the offending foods, I had no choice but to break down and eat a cannoli last night, strictly for scientific purposes. This was also the reason it was impossible for me to share any of it, or at least that’s what I told everyone while I ate every single bite of it, by myself.
Oddly enough I did not wake up sneezing which is usually the case after eating anything with some sort of wheat product in it but maybe that’s because when I threw up the tuna sandwich, the canolli and anything else I’d eaten that day came up with it. I wish I had some awesome graphics for you but I didn’t have a camera at my side when the incident occurred. Instead I found this graphic, which is equally disturbing.
I also stumbled across this little gem of a video and oddly enough the only thought I had after watching it was do they actually train for this? If you have a few seconds, watch it and let me know what you think.
My appointment with the doctor is tomorrow afternoon but I’m sort of curious how long it takes to get the results back. Has anyone else been tested for food allergies? If you have I’d love to know how it worked out for you and how long you had to wait for your results. I’ve heard mixed things so I’m pretty darned curious.
Are you allergic to any foods?
Have you ever had a problem eating canned tuna fish?