Well, someone obviously thinks my histamine in foods research is a pile of shite as they’ve given me only 2 out of 5 stars on the page 😉 Would have been more helpful if they’d had the courage to say why they think I’m talking out of my arse. You have to bear in mind I’m just the messenger – none of this information is opinion, it’s the facts as I found them and I’m not sure how one can disagree with fact?
On to other topics. I am in about week number 6 of a huge histamine outbreak: my butt is covered in hives, my skin and scalp are itching me stupid, my nose is both blocked and runny, I’m sneezing my head off, I’m not sleeping well, my ‘dyslexia’ is off the charts, my reflux is dreadful and causing a cough and I’m generally exhausted. I wish I could blame it on the crap I consumed over Christmas but it started weeks before that. Nothing in my life changed, apart from the fact I was doing up my Utility room and simply did wayyyy too much. I could feel myself getting more and more run-down, MEish and shattered but just kept going – I would have loved to just rest but the DIY fairies are thin on the ground at my house, so I either do stuff or it doesn’t get done. I knew I was making myself ill, but didn’t realize that 6 weeks on I’d still be in histamine hell. Bugger it.
My finger surgery was scheduled for 4th Jan but I cancelled. After 4 months of swelling and a huge hard purple lump on my knuckle it simply disappeared over Christmas like magic! No clue what on earth that was all about, but I’m grateful 🙂
I’m also grateful I finally have a new cleaner. Trying to keep both my car and house sparkly for the past few months has nearly flippin killed me. I don’t think she’s going to be anywhere near as good as the old cleaner, but as long as she does the donkey work I can do the odd bits that she misses!
I was hoping to have some time over Christmas to write a bit more of my book, but the histamine research took over instead. I’m going to try and make it a priority this year to put my story down on paper. Even if no-one ever reads it at least I’d know my struggle is documented. I think it’s important to tell stories like ours of emerging, misunderstood and “rare” diseases – it might not be appreciated now but in years to come when more is known of our illnesses and they are routinely treated, or even cured, people will look back and marvel at what we went through.
My best news of the week is that I won my Camera Club’s annual Millennium Trophy competition for the second year running, so get to retain my silver cup – a fabulous way to start a new year 🙂