Friday, August 03, 2007

Ack. Ick. A close call....

Well, last night was interesting.
The company was fantastic. It was nice to meet non-allergic husband's coworkers and get to talk to them for an actual length of time.
The buffet was an adventure of sorts. I stuck to the foods that I knew were safe, such as sushi, because I could see it prepared, and then I admit to tailing the waitress as she left the kitchen with refills for the buffet. This way, I was able to eat a tofu & mushrooms dish I like without fear that the spoon was dipped in the shrimp sauce, etc. I figured my plan for foolproof.....
The tofu & mushrooms in brown sauce was fantastic! The sushi however, proved to be a problem. I had chosen raw salmon, raw tuna, and then what appeared to be a crab roll.
As I bit into the crab roll, I thought my throat had caught on fire, and this was before I even swallowed (stupidly). I quickly spit the rest of the mouthful out and went digging for my always-handy benadryl, scared senseless. There was some sort of hot pepper or chili spice in the mayo in the crab roll!!! Mouth on fire, I swallowed two Benadryl and sat silently praying that I hadn't eaten enough for a full-blown reaction to the ingredient I couldn't completely recognize (if it's hot pepper, it would simply upset my system a little bit, if there was chili spice in there (a tomato derivative for those of you not in the know) I was about to treat his coworkers to quite a show.....thankfully, the benadryl kicked in, I downed another 3 glasses of water, and soon it was time to go home. Apparently, whatever it was, it was a small enough amount, and my reaction quick enough, that I was able to be ok.
A close call. We're eating in tonight.
As always,
your (frightened) allergic diner...

4 comments:

Allergic Girl said...

sorry to hear you had a reaction at a public function, seriously no fun. at least it wasnt that bad.

is tomato your allergy or chili peppers?

RighterLady said...

Both :) it's a fabulous life, no? Much more problems with a chili pepper than other hot peppers. But I didn't know if it was tabasco, etc.
Allergies are fun - but judging from your blog, you know exactly how I feel! I think I lucked out the other night....
TAD

Allergic Girl said...

i totally know how you feel. ;-)

thank goodness for benedryl.

hmmm, do you go to these functions often?
b/c often catering would have made you something plain just for you - i've done that countless times without incident...

RighterLady said...

AG - thanks for the tip! The biggest problem for me tends to be weddings and celebrations of the like b/c when the food is brought in pre-cooked they can't make me something special. I never want to impose on the bride or groom so I usually eat something before I go.
TAD