What do you never leave home without? I am one of those people with a Mary Poppin's type bag, inside which I carry around everything but the kitchen sink. Sometimes I wish I could leave the house with nothing, but there are so many things I have to take that I end up covering every eventuality. Let's start with the bag itself. It is ginormous. There are the obvious … [Read more...]
Write an Anaphylaxis Allergy Action Plan
You might be thinking, why do I need an Anaphylaxis Action Plan? I know what to do... I used to think that too, until I had a few anaphylactic reactions and really didn't do things in the right order. I panicked and also sometimes I was very quickly too ill to act. Having an Action Plan helps you, your family, your child and your friends and any caregivers or emergency … [Read more...]
What’s it like using an epipen?
I had always been so terrified of actually using my EpiPen. I didn't want to bother anyone, didn't want to call an ambulance if I was going to get better naturally, but I risked my life on two occasions because I was just too scared - and when the swelling meant I lost my voice I decided I couldn't call for help anyway. When should you use your adrenaline auto … [Read more...]