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NO-HO COCONUTS!


Hello lovelies…

This is a friendly service reminder to READ ALL LABELS.  Even on things you think are ok.  I love those Odwalla juices and can have most of them, if they don’t have garlic.  I picked up a gallon of the Mango Smoothie and pretty much downed the whole thing last Weds.  By 2am, I elevated in my bed screaming in excruciating pain.  My left shoulder was horribly swollen and I couldn’t move it an inch without yelping and the fingertips on my right hand were swollen, hot, inflamed and itchy.   HELLO.  Looked on the label of the juice and there amid all the good stuff I could eat was the word, “COCONUT.”  Eek.

I am finally feeling better, it took a good three days to get it out of my system but it was a bit traumatizing.  I think now that I have cleaned my body of everything,  my reactions are a lot stronger.  That, or the have jsut really excalated now.  Anyway, I am keeping a list of all the big allergens and I suggest all you sufferers do the same.

Hans, The Neck Mass

So I have this bump on my neck and I have had it for about 8 months.  I have named him “Hans” It’s getting bigger so a nice surgeon is going to knock me out in a few days to get it the hell out of my body.  Is it a cyst, a mass, a wonky node and tumor that is slowly crawling up in my brain and making me act blonder than I am?  Who knows…we will see.  I just don’t want to look at it.  I had a friend who used to have fatty deposit things removed from his body and he would specifically ask the doctor to put them in a little vial so he could take them home and gross me out.  I love that guy.  I am sure everything will be fine.  HOWEVER,   If one more person tells me not to freak out and everything will be fine, I am going to smack them and tell them that when they have large bump in the back of their neck, then can do the same.  Let me freak out.  It’s my nature.  So wish me luck on my little surgical adventure and let’s hope I get some good drugs for the pain.  YEEE HHAAAAAA!

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4 Responses to “NO-HO COCONUTS!”


  1. 1 Tracy
    August 9, 2010 at 12:37 am

    How do you find out which drugs have sulfites? The docs tell you that sulfer based drugs are different, but sulfites are used in some drugs, and in ingredients of others (we have heard that story before, right?). I honestly don’t know which ones at this point, I am terrified of having to go in and not knowing which meds are going to make me sick!

    • August 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm

      I asked Dr. Mike and he told me to call the pharmacist. My Walgreens chick was reluctant and clearly heavily annoyed, but she called the pharmaceutical companies on all 6 of my meds. She said that they were helpful in varying degrees. But everything I take is clear. So they say. I don’t seem to have any problems with them now that I am “clean”. But I did have a very interesting talk with my anesthesiologist before my surgery yesterday and it is the topic of my new blog so stay tuned, girl!

  2. 3 Mari
    August 9, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    FYI re: food allergies. Each time you have a reaction it WILL increase. Hence my bout 8 years ago with anaphylactic shock when I didn’t know I was having food allergy reactions. No, you don’t want to go there. If you don’t already, you must keep an Epi-Pen with you for these type of situations. Yeah, that sucks, but then passing out and being near-death is no picnic either. Oh, and those people that tell you not to freak out, f*** ’em. They belong on your list of people to have less contact with. Ooh, guess I’m a little testy this morning. Love ya sweetie and hang in there.

    • August 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm

      Hi Doll….you know, I have been thinking about asking Dr. Mike for an Epi-pen script. But not necessarily from the sulfite reactions. But it seems like every time I eat an apple or a peach, even organic with the skin off, my reaction gets more severe each time. Itchy throat, numb lips, etc. That can’t be good. I was also thinking about getting a doctors note to carry with me. Like a fricken 4th grader. I am not kidding. Because when I tried to take some Heather food into the eating area at the pool, the Justin Bieber wannabe lifeguard stopped me from bringing it in.
      “Dear lifeguard Justin. You serve processed hot dogs, nachos, frozen pizza, 12 kinds of ice cream products and cotton candy. I am swelling right now as I type this just thinking about it. It’s bad enough that I have to buy that crap for my children. PS Tell your boss to at least add fricken yogurt to the menu. With high fructose corn syrup. And another thing, punk… ” I could clearly go on.


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