The Day my head swelled like a pumpkin!

Pumpkin Head

Let me set the scene... I was 21 years old and about to leave home for the first time.  My parents were on holiday in Florida and I was due to start my new job in Edinburgh the next day.  I packed up my little Ford Fiesta car with all my worldly belongings and set off on the 160 mile journey.  It was a lovely day, the sun was shining and everything was great. Edinburgh Here I come! I put … [Read more...]

The start of my allergy journey – Where it all began

Allergic Baby on her christening day

My journey into a life with allergies started in October 1999 with the arrival of my first child.  My daughter arrived into the world by emergency c-section, twelve days overdue and weighing a healthy 9lbs and 3oz. Pregnancy did not agree with me, I spent the whole pregnancy from 6 weeks onwards feeling sick and vomiting.  I ate as healthily as I possibly could, even forcing myself to eat … [Read more...]