Meli recently discovered, after being able to eat it for a good 20-something years, that she is now suddenly allergic to celery. Not just allergic, but deathly allergic.
It all started off innocently enough. A few months ago she had some celery and it made her lips a little puffy. We learned from her allergist that she had developed an allergy to celery late in life, but since it just made her puff up a little bit, it was no big deal. Just avoid it. I mean, it's celery - no big loss, right?
But the other day we were eating some seafood and suddenly her throat started swelling up to the point of choking her. Thankfully it passed after a few frightening moments, and she was okay. It turns out the food had celery salt in it. Just to be on the safe side, she told her allergist. Who reacted kinda like this.
The doctor prescribed my wife an EpiPen and told her to carry it with her at all times, just in case. For those unfamiliar, it's the little emergency
That's pretty much what could happen the next time Meli eats anything with celery in it. So now when we go to restaurants, we have to be THOSE people.
|*Teenage server rolling her eyes so hard she gives her brain a black eye|
So now Meli feels like a complete nerd because all it takes to kill her is a tiny, leafy green vegetable that's supposed to be good for you. And me? I feel a strange power surging through my veins... just knowing that I can kill my wife with nothing more than a tiny, leafy green vegetable.
Anyone else have any weird allergies?
Cheers and stay breathing, friends,
Bryan (and Brandon)
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