A few weeks ago I received an email from Stefanie over at PeanutAllergy.com. She said she liked my positive attitude on living with multiple food allergies and celiac disease—thank you, Stefanie!–and asked if I would share my story for their website. While flattered, I found this invitation a bit odd since I don’t have a nut allergy.
Then I took a look at the website. All I have to say is WOW.
PeanutAllergy.com is the ultimate resource for anyone living with a nut allergy, but it offers tons of info and support for those of us coping with other food allergies. Every time I click over there, I learn something new. Today I read about dogs with food allergies, which of course I had to tweet!
Putting years of poor health, medical procedures, and doctor visits into a few paragraphs–and without sounding like a big fat whiner–proved difficult. Eventually, I decided to write my story as if it was a synopsis for a book.
This exercise turned out to be quite therapeutic; a few tears may have been shed. You may want to try it.
I also asked myself, What could I share that might help someone out there struggling with strange unexplainable symptoms and looking for answers? Click here to read my story.
Already I’ve received a few grateful emails. What more can an allergic foodie ask for?
Some more stories below. Feel free to add your story or link in comments.
- I’m Obsessed with Food! (adventuresofanallergicfoodie.com)
- Is Celiac Disease a symbol of your Personal Power? (latinainthecocina.wordpress.com)
- The Fight Within (viragoscripts.wordpress.com)
- What kind of celiac are you? (Personality quiz plus giveaway) (spruestory.com)