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Yea, i think i'm gonna remember this one for a while... [Nov. 23rd, 2004|09:33 am]
Nchanter
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So i had my dinner date with ert last night. this has been getting postponed and stupid for a while now. We met in Harvard Square for Indian food, had some wine, yummy things, and were haveing a generally marvilous time. That was, until i realized i was haveing an allergic reaction to *something*

This is, upon reflection, not the first time i've had a mild allergic reaction, and not been sure what it was, while eating indian food. The last time or two i think we rationalized it as haveing been cooked on a surface that had also been used to cook fish. that was, very much though, NOT what this was. I was definately actively allergic to something i was eating. I stopped, when i relized which dish it was, and tried to continue eating the rest of my food, stopped with the wine, and continued with water. i got worse. i went to the bathroom, threw up my food, (which contained rice... not fun at all) and we left for his place so i can lie down (i had my car, he drove it, the sweety) he wanted to take me to the hospital, but i hate hospitals, didn't want the bill, or to be stuck with needles (ick), and i was concious and coherent, and while i was haveing problems breathing, i could breath still, and i was makeing slow progress. Ert gave me some bennadryl, gave me water, and was genrally a very excellent care giver. i got hives all over (had to take my bra off 'cause it was makeing my chest feel tight, so i got to see the hives on the underside of my breasts... fun!) and was very itchy for a while. he helped me to not scratch my skin off! after a few hours, i felt better and we snuggled up in bed. (i was obviousely exaughsted at this point, so nothing fun happened other than very nice cuddling) i'm feeling better, but kinda drained, this morning.

We deduced, over dinner, that it was the cashews in the sauce that was probably causing the reaction. i've had some mild reactions to nuts recently, nothing nearly this bad, and the entire experience was kinda scary, but he was great through the whole thing. had i ended up at the hospital, i would have probably called darxus and maybe annie, but ert was really very attentive and wonderful. it wasn't the first date we were hopeing for, but it was certaintly memorable, and was rather intimate in a strange kinda way. :-)

-K
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[User Picture]From: supercheesegirl
2004-11-23 07:06 am (UTC)
You don't seem to have good luck with first dates... I hope your next one with him goes better!
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[User Picture]From: tisana
2004-11-23 07:34 am (UTC)
Wow. Allergies, especially ones with nuts, are scary. Glad you're ok.
Sounds like he took good care of you, too.
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[User Picture]From: cyron_lj
2004-11-23 07:42 am (UTC)
When you said Indian the first thing I though was a Nut allergy...
Glad your okay. Er visits are mondo expensive just to walk in the door.
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[User Picture]From: buxom_bey
2004-11-23 09:51 am (UTC)

You're not the only one...

I once had a first date that did end up at the emergency room, with an incredibly painful ear infection. It is something really intimate to be/feel so vunerable so soon. Sounds like Ert handle it much better than the date I had. He kinda plastered himself to the opposite wall of the room while I cired in pain. Amazingly enough there were more dates. *scratches head* Not sure why?

Glad you're doing better. Please know that I'd be honored to be part of your short list of who to call for help in an emergency. Kisses.
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[User Picture]From: deadwinter
2004-11-23 10:07 am (UTC)
Glad he kept his equanimity (he's good like that) and everything's fine.
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[User Picture]From: minkrose
2004-11-23 11:28 am (UTC)
glad you're okay! this reminds me of the time Ari came out to visit me and ended up throwing up for three hours around 2am.
I hope you're feeling better, darlin *hug*

Sometimes having something Weird happen ends up being more fun to remember than anything else. When I go places and things don't happen, they're nice... but walking home from IHOP (five miles) with Jimmy because I locked my keys in the car will always be a terrifically fun memory. Perhaps more interesting than what we wanted but it was worth it. Not that we're dating, but whatever.
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[User Picture]From: msbutterpecan
2004-11-23 04:55 pm (UTC)
The most "socially important" person I ever had a first date with was some lawyer that someone set me up with.

He took me for Thai food - which I'd never had. It was about 3 weeks after I'd gotten my tongue pierced...long story short, my tongue swelled up and got so hard, I could hammer nails - but I couldn't talk for like, 20 minutes. My tongue filled the ENTIRE piercing bar. EVERY SINGLE EMPLOYEE in the restaurant, including the owner, was hovering around my table while I was desperately trying to wave them off, drink ice water and look coyly attractive.

We never went out again...
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2004-11-23 08:34 pm (UTC)
see, despite the allergy shit, it was a REALLY GOOD DATE. wakeing up next to him in the morning, all curled up, felt good and nice and stuff. (i just spent a little bit gushing to darxus about ert, and how he handeled the whole thing) so yea, i am gonna get to go out with him again :-)

Did this experience permenantly turn you off from Thai? I just now know to be carful with Indian and stuff that may contain nuts, and i'm not gonna run back out to eat it right away, but i'm definately going to go back to occasionally eating indian food, even potentially that resturant, 'cause the rest of the meal was GOOD. hell, even that was good, just not the second time around. however, i'd had indian food before.
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[User Picture]From: katndhat33
2004-11-23 08:04 pm (UTC)

I wish you had gone to the emergency room...

Just because in the EMT class I took, we learned that alergic reactions are one of the worst things to ignore.

I'm just glad you are ok
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2004-11-23 08:30 pm (UTC)

Re: I wish you had gone to the emergency room...

i must say that we weren't ignoreing it. i have a major adversion to needles, and alot of that comes from hospital nurses and blood techs not listening to me when i say they need to use a butterfly needle because i have small, tough veigns. i let the person i was with know all of my other allergies, he knew what i had eaten (probably better than i. he ordered the dinner, asking about my food alergies and adversions first, i had forgotten that i had been haveing slight reactions to some nuts recently) and what medications i was on. we were driving back to his place, which is very near the sommerville hospital, and we were giving me a little time (we set a time limit) to see if i improved and if there wasn't marked, noticable improvement in that time period, he had my permission to take me to the hospital against my will. but after giveing me some benadryl and water i started makeing noticiable improvements. sorry if that was all a little curt, i just really wasn't ignoreing it, and i am aware of how potentially serious it was. it was very scary to go through, and i'm actually going to make an appointment to see an alaergist after thanksgiving 'cause two new allergies in the past year is a bit concerning. thank you for your concern though, and yes, i am now fine.
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[User Picture]From: katndhat33
2004-11-24 07:12 am (UTC)

Re: I wish you had gone to the emergency room...

Just glad you are ok.

Happy Thanksgiving.
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[User Picture]From: ert
2004-11-26 10:17 pm (UTC)
See, I figured it was all a ploy to make sure I remembered our first date. :)
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