The inactivity you see here is because I’m a bit overwhelmed lately. Two projects that took forever are done but now I just don’t feel like doing a lot. The last one was the Ziggi jacket, of which I’m very proud. I just need to take pictures and blog it. And I need to sew my Cambie dress muslin, but I don’t feel like doing anything. I’ve been having increasing health issues for almost three weeks that are keeping me in a constant anguish. I’ve had allergic reactions to meat, cheese, ham, mayonnaise, coca-cola, nutmeg, soya and almost anything included in my meals (except the breakfast, thank god). The problem is that there are a lot of things that I couldn’t eat from the start due to my allergy to the birch I developed 4 years ago, so the list gets even smaller. And each day is worse than the previous one, so I’m not sure where this is is going.

The symptoms are generally swelling lips and sometimes also throat. I ended up in the ER on Sunday evening after eating 2 slices of ham. I’m desperate and hungry. I need to eat but I don’t know what I’m allowed. After doing some research on internet it seems I could have histamine intolerance, since I’ve had reactions to very different kinds of food and the link among them is the high histamine they contain. I’m going today to my doctor to request an appointment with my allergist but unfortunately this condition is rare and not very well known. There is just a handful of doctors in Spain specialized in this and I’ve already made an appointment with one of these doctors at the end of the month. I’ll have to stop taking antihistamines one week in advance, I wonder how I will survive.

And in two days we are leaving for Barcelona to attend a swing festival. We’ll be staying in a hotel and eating in restaurants. I’m also ultra worried about that.

And that’s the last news. There’s still a lot of sewing here and loads of knitting (I find working with my hands relaxing) but I just need some more time to find the right state of mind to put everything in words.


    1. Thank you Kay. Unfortunately we didn’t go to Barcelona. I was in denial until the previous evening but I had to accept that I couldn’t go in this situation. I feel better though 🙂

  1. I am so sorry to hear this, allergies can be such a tough thing to find the causes. I hope your trip is not spoiled by all of this. Stay strong and believe that the end is in sight.

    1. Thank you for your support. I’m seeing a doctor next week and we’ll find an improvement. We finally didn’t travel, it made no sense…

  2. How incredibly terrible that you have to deal with this! I’ve known a few people who’ve gone though similar things where they seem to be allergic to so so many things, but thankfully in their case once they went through a period of restricting all of those things, and the allergy had calmed down, most of the things they had been reacting to were fine for them again. I hope this happens for you too!

    1. I hope so too. I know it will be a long process but I hope one day I can eat at restaurants again and have an “almost” normal life. Thank you!

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