Hello…after such a long time i decided to write again on my wordpress page but not about the things that i used to write ( maybe once in awhile a poem will do just fine.. in fact i posted a short one yesterday).
As you know, i moved in Italy after i finished highschool. I made friends there, i was volunteering a lot to hospital and also to C.R.S. in Borgo San Lorenzo where i had a wonderful time working with kids that have disabilities. Everybody was nice helping me to learn italian and find comfort in their country. A part of me is still in that little city that i will never forget and try to visit at least once in awhile.. as i did last year..i went there after 3 years of missing my friends, the moments when we were simply having fun or drinking coffee while taking a walk or eating pizza.. there is more than words can describe what means to me that place and those friends….
I must say that i had a wonderful time there until my second year living there when i had an accident ..a van hit me and i got injured at my nose ..my legs.. but i also lost my hearing at one ear.. sadly i couldn’t do a thing because my nerve was damaged for good and can’t use cochlear implant because my immune system works bad..so bad that my doctors said that i would probably die because of infection..
After i had the ear surgery all of my health problems started to show up.
Because of the ear surgery and the anesthetic gas i now have severe allergy to peanut and fish; soy intolerance, lactalbumin intolerance and the last one and the hardest one is histamine intolerance that caused asthma.
The funny part is that when i went to do the check up and the allergy test because i had problems breathing ( long after my surgery and case was closed ! ) the doctor just wrote down < histamine – positive > but didn’t explain a thing to me. She just gave me the results and said .. „Goodbye!” .
Time passed by..a year i guess.. i was losing weight, i was starting to have symptoms that couldn’t explain to myself.. like headaches every time, getting sick often, having nausea and my doctors didn’t knew what to do even if i gave them all of my copied test results from my case.. literally they had the case on the table.. i didn’t got any explanations at all.. …my life has been upside down since i got hit by that van and that is why i .. with my family decided to return to our country in a year or two. And so we did..
I now cherish every moment and every beautiful thing that comes into my life.. I still love doing photos, reading and writing as much as before when i was a teenager ..in fact, these things are saving me when i have anxiety attacks, when my hives are thinking to kill me or when my asthma is getting worse because in my case, „miss” asthma is related to my histamine intolerance..so every hobby that i have relaxes me in a way that any of my meds can’t.
For me .. the hardest thing to deal with are my lactalbumin and histamine intolerance because i get tired very fast just by doing normal things like cleaning the house for example..i can’t eat all the things that i miss soo much in my diet, i can’t have normal activities with my friends, my family..finding a job again gives me troubles because of my hearing loss and lack of energy ..Despite all i stay positive..
I try to stay positive.. i do fight with every moment of despair.. i do struggle with this even if i see with my eyes that i am weak body and soul..and i feel weaker .. i do realize that my body suffers because of this diet that my intolerances require to have so i try to keep a balanced one cooking and baking recipes, different meals that taste good but also provides vitamins.
Having problems with food includes also having problems even only by touching ingredients, oils, even using a lipbalm, bbcream, shampoo.. everything that you use in the house to clean it up or to use it on yourself, for me can cause harm, anaphylactic shock.. or death. But let’s not go there.. and be sure to have always near you, antihistamine injection!
Since i was a teenager beside writing and reading i liked doing homemade things now known as DIY and recycling things .
I now make cooking & baking recipes for myself in order to keep myself healthy..beside this i do hair masks, facial masks, hair dye using different ways to make my hair look lighter or darker..i do lipbalms,.. stuff that i can use it without problems..
So yesterday i thought that i should recycle my lip balms and also homemade them by using stuff that i can tolerate.. And so i did .. I recycled 2 lip balms and it was way messier than i thought.. : )) After that i did the homemade lip balms in different colors with different oils .. i used coconut and argan oil and a little color from hibiscus tea …and it was fun.
Both types are pretty awesome … As container i used my contact lense cases because i have to many of them.. Soo yeah.. #Recycling and #DIY is fun to do.. before i had my health issues everything was easier..i was doing DIY with almost every ingredient that i was having in my house but now everything is a challenge ..and that’s why i shall write again here but this time, about how to manage different intolerances..allergies, asthma..
I will write especially about histamine intolerance because not many of us know how to deal with it and advices or ideas are always welcome. I will write down also in Romanian because at the beginning of my health issues i didn’t find info at all in my language..I was and still am lucky because i know italian, spanish and english and by writing in romanian i hope to help others that don’t know other languages to fight in this journey of their lives .
So here’s to new beginnings, stay positive , try to smile, laugh and enjoy every moment that this life gives to you!