While visiting my in-laws in Łódż a couple weekends ago, we decided to take advantage of the free babysitting (not that we ever pay for babysitting...) and go on an early Valentine's date.
On the way to our destination Greg snacked on a bag of hazelnuts. He's a lover of all nuts and has always eaten them. Quite a lot. As he drove and ate I asked, "Did you eat that whole bag!?!"
It was really only 100grams (I think), but I could never eat that many nuts in one sitting. He replied, "It was a small bag!" while tipping the last few nuts into his mouth."
Within less than a minute his nose started running like crazy. He had to pull over to take care of it. He felt very weird and congested and couldn't believe how suddenly the feeling had come on. Although he'd never experienced anything like it, we realized it must have been an allergic reaction.
I was a little worried it would get worse and suggested we go back home. Or maybe to the emergency room. He said he'd be fine and we continued to Manufaktura. When we got there we bought a box of tissues and he took some essential oils and we headed to a neat little cafe and ate cake.
It was hard to talk about anything but his reaction. Especially because I got in the car with a man that was approximately this dashing:
And then found myself sitting across the table from a
n alien man that was approximately this dashing.
Yikes! Poor guy. The swelling was gone by the next afternoon, but unfortunately he won't be eating nuts, probably ever again. Or seeds, as he learned when he ate bread with sunflower seed in it. (or "shine seeds" as Aaron calls them).
After reading on the subject he learned that sometimes it is just a matter of the amount you eat. You could eat, for example, 90 grams of nuts and be fine, but if you ate another 10 grams you might have the reaction. He wishes he'd stopped eating when I asked about it (although I was only a little surprised, and didn't mean to criticize). Seriously that last 5 nuts probably made all the difference. He swears he'll start taking what I say into greater consideration. :)