October 30, 2009
Holy Fuck Nuts!
All my life I've had a deadly allergy to all seafood and fish, therefore, in the twenty seven years I've been on this earth, I've never tried any type seafood or fish - nothing.
When I was a kid I was allergic to all nuts, but it wasn't a deathly allergy. Eventually I was able to eat almonds, and then eventually I was able to eat all nuts - the allergy went away.
So, logically it made sense to me that if my nut allergy could go away, perhaps my seafood allergy could as well. I didn't have high hopes for it though, because I figured if an allergy is strong enough to kill you, it's around to stay.
After too many years of procrastinating, I set up an appointment with an allergy specialist to see what was what. I just got home from that appointment and here's what happened:
He asked me a bunch of weird questions, then pricked both my arms with various pricky thingies. After a few minutes, my left arm started to get itchy and red bumps where I got pricked. My right arm had no reaction.
Then he told me that my left arm was fish (like halibut, sole, trout, etc.) and my right arm was shellfish (shrimp, lobster, crab, etc.). He also told me that I was never allergic to shellfish in the first place, EVAR. Just the regular fish. He said I can eat all the shellfish I want and not have a problem (and always could).
I've never, in twenty seven years, tasted any type of seafood. I have NO idea what it tastes like. I've asked people to try to explain it to me so many times but they never could. It's been hard not being able to eat something that most other people eat all the time - missing out on something like that sucks.
I'm kind of pissed off that I was misinformed for all these years, but I guess mistakes happen. Anyway, this feels really weird to me, the fact that I could eat some shrimp right now, that I can do that O_O
I feel like a virgin about to be deflowered! LOL - srsly! What the hell do I try first? How do you cook this stuff? Eeeee!
On another allergy note, since I was a kid I've had an allergic reaction to dark chicken. Just dark chicken, never white chicken. When I eat dark chicken, my throat and mouth get really itchy and swell up - it's uncomfortable but not deadly. My parents thought I was making it up to get out of eating my food, but I sure as hell wasn't.
The only thing that made sense to me is that dark meat has way more fat in it than white meat, so perhaps it's something in the aminos or whatever it's all called.
The allergy specialist confirmed that there is no such thing as an allergy to just dark meat and not white meat. So now I'm extremely confused because there's no doubt about it, I'm allergic to dark chicken! Maybe it's just another weird fact about the oddity that is Marylin.
Stay tuned for my take on what it's like to try all the different shellfish for the first time - I'm excited! What do you think I should try first?