• Sophie Ward

Day 4: Finally Hitting An End Point. More To Come.

Olive oil testing continued first thing this morning after being unable to hit an end point yesterday. My final 'intolerance' / 'sensitivity' score being 19. This has really, really knocked me for six. I was exhausted. Truly wiped out. 

We then tested Broccoli which as a food I love and eat a lot of believed it would be an easy food to test and we would breeze through it all with no symptoms. I wasn't so correct. Despite eating broccoli a lot the score was still a 6 and gave an itchy rash along with a headache. 

The nurses didn't even want to test me for anything else other than the olive oil today due to my awful reactions to it but I want to be able to return home with as many foods as I can in my vaccine. I feel a little let down in myself - although there hasn't been much I can do about it all. Though I am upset we haven't been able to test the more foods this week and have a larger vaccine to take back home with me. It can not be helped. I can't control my body's reactions unfortunately and it is important that the end point and correct intolerance level is reached to make the correct vaccine that will work effectively. 

On top of all the reactions and up and down from the testing. I also undergo 4-5 hours of infusions each day. Which I knew from three weeks ago are hard hitting. Though having these on top of the testing has really knocked me. Along with trying foods and different products which have also being reacting with me, my body is just exhausted. 

I feel so dizzy, sick and exhausted today. 

I really don't feel well, and knowing you have more to come at times is emotionally daunting along with physically.

We have re-booked to return in two weeks time ( boy I need a rest!! ) and thinking of jut focusing on testing. So we can try and get as many foods as we can into a vaccine so I can slowly introduce them / eat more of them in my everyday diet. Rather than trying to do everything at once, running out of time & energy!! 

I know this post is somewhat a short and sweet redown. I am struggling with light sensitivity and focusing today. Just feel so sick.

It's the final day tomorrow of treatment & testing before heading home on Saturday. 

Let's just get through tomorrow. 

Love and peace,



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