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I really don't want to go to the ER the day before Food Allergy Awareness Week starts.

Hoping I won't have to.

Though I suppose if I do it'll make a good awareness story.

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The last time I went to the ER with anaphylaxis, I took an ambulance from San Diego Comic-Con. A few month later I got a $1500 ambulance bill. And that was with insurance. The next time I needed to go to the ER for something, I took a taxi. Maybe not the best idea, but it was a hell of a lot cheaper.


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So I'm sitting here in a room with everyone else, waiting to see if the reaction stays it the current plateau or gets worse, with the epipen next to me in case i need it. Going through photos I took today because I need something to do. Charging my phone just in case. While my kid nervously shreds junk mail.

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So far, so good. Hasn't gotten any worse. Kid's gone to bed. I ate some rice (a safe bet!) without difficulty.

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Reaction seems to have subsided! Still not sure what it was... Best guess is a garbanzo bean fell into the wrap by accident.

But I feel safe going to sleep now, which is good because I'm totally exhausted.

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Yay morning.

Wife has a cold (on Mother's Day), we're both exhausted, kid is insisting on playing "Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" and accusing us of deliberately sabotaging him whenever we tell him to do something that doesn't work, and I haven't had any coffee or breakfast yet. But I'm also acutely aware of how badly things could have gone and didn't. So, um, definitely aware of food allergies.

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@KelsonV I'm grateful things seem to have calmed down - I'll be keeping an eye out for (hopefully good) updates.

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@OldBrushNewPaper Thanks! Seems to have cleared up enough to sleep, at least, so probably no more updates until morning

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@KelsonV I'll keep my fingers crossed, metaphorically at least!

See you here in your morning. (It's morning here from where I'm typing.)

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@KelsonV Bad garbanzo bean!! Naughty!

(Give 'em to me, I'll know how to deal with them... I love dealing with them... )

(Meta: I'm being silly because of something similar I do with friends and food problems - since I have no allergies, I teasingly offer to "commit ____" on the offending food item, meaning of course than I hoover it all up so they don't get exposed...)

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