I am a picky eater. There are many foods that I do not like.

But I LOVE shrimp and crab. Love them. Love, love, love.

Last month, The Doctor and I went to Sizzler and I had the steak and shrimp. About 15 minutes after eating the shrimp, my tongue felt all rough and swollen and my ears were itching. I took an antihistamine and it went away. So we figured that I was allergic to something in the breading because I eat shrimp all the time and have never had a problem.

A week later, I discovered a bag of shrimp in the freezer. So we were eating it and my tongue started feeling all rough and swollen and my ears were itching. I started eating as fast as I could because I knew this would be the last time I could ever eat shrimp again.

Yes, I am allergic to shrimp. I was, and still am, so upset. Why couldn't I be allergic to salsa (which I hate) or pickles?

So I have had a gift card to Red Lobster, which is my favorite place to eat in the whole world. So we went there Friday night for dinner. I knew that I couldn't have shrimp, which really limited down my choices. I decided to splurge and get the king crab legs. I always get the snow crab, so I thought it would be cool to upgrade.

Well, about halfway through eating them, my tongue started swelling and my ears were itching. I was ticked. I sent The Doctor out to the car to get my antihistamine and I was eating as fast as I could. By the time we left, I was feeling better, but I was crying. I knew that was the last time I would be able to eat at Red Lobster.

Why? I love it so much, why? It's not fair.


Devri said... Reply To This Comment

Hey me too. all sea food for me. Red lobster is my hubbies favorite, there is one non sea food plate, the chicken. only one. same thing everytime for me there. oh well.


Frank, Heidi and Family said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Camille, that would be horrible. I am so sorry. I don't know what I would do if I was allergic to something I loved so much. Maybe try again in a decade or so, you can grow out of allergies just like they can suddenly develop. My mom realized about 9 years ago she was allergic to wheat flour and dairy. Crazy huh? Although, now, the dairy allergy doesn't affect her as much. Here's to hoping.

Jean said... Reply To This Comment

I wonder why it suddenly just happens and not something your born with? I'd hate to all of a sudden be allergic to wheat or dairy. I'd just die! Figuratively not literally...

Kelly said... Reply To This Comment

I had no idea you could develop those kinds of allergies later on. I thought you were either born with them or you weren't. I'm sorry! That stinks!

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