Who doesn’t love pineapples?
This delicacy has been my favourite fruit since I could feed myself.
I love pineapples in all forms :raw fruit, juice but especially in smoothies. I usually start my mornings with a strawberry pineapple or strawberry,banana and pineapple homemade smoothie which always guarantees I have a great day.
About a month ago I bought a strawberry pineapple smoothie from my favourite shake place and realised it made my throat itchy and lips sting and blister but I played it off as maybe it was an acid one and they had not added enough sugar.
The next week I made a smoothie at home using strawberries, bananas and canned pineapples with no added sugar , and a few blocks of ice. Immediately I realised my throat starting itching. At this point I convinced myself it was probably the preservatives in the can and it couldn’t possibly be the pineapple.
I even revisited the smoothie place and asked the lady if they used fresh pineapples as opposed to canned. She assured me they did. I reluctantly settled for a strawberry banana smoothie and mused over the fact that it was missing pineapple.
I stopped eating pineapples for about a week or two after that.
I had forgotten about my pineapple problem for a while until yesterday I purchased 2 bags of fresh sliced pineapple from a fruit vendor as I’m on a fruit cleanse and as soon as I bit into one and the sweetness ran down my lips; my tongue, throat and mouth began to tingle and itch and my lip ultimately got blistered and slightly swollen.
There it was, the seemingly undeniable truth that I am allergic to pineapples! But delusion is a stronger tool than we sometimes realised so of course I finished the pineapple convincing myself it was a bit sour.
I ate the other pineapple this morning for breakfast and now it is very clear that I am allergic!
But how can this be ??!!
- Pineapple is my favourite fruit.
- I have been eating pineapples since I was a child.
- How am I now realising this allergy at 26 ?!
- This does not make any damn sense !
- I really love pineapples !
- Pineapple juice is also my favourite juice
- This is almost as bad as finding out I’m lactose intolerant and can’t consume icecream!
- My second favourite fruit is strawberry, but it can never compare to pineapple.
- This would mean no more pizza because what is pizza without pineapple.
- No more pina coladas??!!
After I was finished venting to my significant other who is always pretty calm in the mist of my adversity, He suggested that I stop eating pineapples immediately that it isn’t a joke. But what does he know?! Is he an allergy specialist??!
I am not being dramatic ! I am pretty crushed ! This is worst than finding out that there is no tooth fairy or santa clause for a child. Sorry if I spoiled that for you guys but I’m bitter.
This is like finding out you are adopted and suddenly you begin to question everything!I’m legit questioning if I could have possibly ignored warnings for all those years. I have prolly eaten pineapples 300 times out of the 365 in a year.
I don’t know who I am anymore!
I don’t know what to eat . I don’t know what to drink! I am so lost without pineapple.
I am hoping to take a short nap now and when I wake up this will all be a dream. But incase this isn’t a dream or some sick joke, What do I do?
Do I accept this to be my fate or Do I face it head on and say , Challenge accepted? lol
Have a great day loves! Please eat some pineapple while you can because someday you may wake up and have that luxury snatched away from you.