The kiss of death !!
My buddy Greg forwarded this link to me..
Boyfriend has a peanut butter sandwich, kisses girlfriend an hour later, girl who happens to be allegic to peanuts dies !!
Greg forwarded it to me probably because he remembered that I am allergic to peanuts and sesame seeds..
Sometimes, allergies can be really frustrating.. you do not get the same treatment as the sick patients because on the surface you are a normal healthy person.. but in a few seconds, you can go from normal healthy to ER material !!
I usually carry tablets on my person everytime I eat outside or at any party where I do not know who is cooking. Of course my allergic reaction levels are not near death experiences, but I can start gasping for breath or get skin rashes.
The sad part is that it was never diagnosed when I was a kid. Mostly it was trial and error. I still remember that everytime my parents perform a prayer on the memorial day for my dad's parents, they used to give me these treats called "ellu urundais".. literally it means "seasame seed balls" and they were nothing but roasted sesame seeds made into balls with caramel!!
They were yummy, but disastrous for me. I always used to be sick for a week or two after these once a year ceremonies. Finally my parents figured out that there were certain foods that made me sick and they kept those items away from me. Now my wife is left to fight these allergies. She has pretty much given up a lot of things like "cooking in sesame seed oil" or making tamarind rice with peanuts in it.
We substitute vegetable oil for sesame oil and cashew nuts for peanuts !! Boy am I glad that I am not as allergic as that girl who died !! I will gladly eat the tablets and avoid some food items, and it is a good thing I wasnt into kissing girls who eat peanut butter sandwiches.. he he..