For the RRR Blog Hop, scroll down. It is the post after this big pity fest!
For everyone expecting to see me this weekend at CHA...I will not be there. I became ill on Friday evening and had to leave the CHA floor around 1pm on Saturday. I tried to rest at the hotel, but by the evening I was pretty sure that I should go home. Lucky for me one of my besties was driving back to San Diego Saturday evening, so she dropped me at home.
I had thought at first it was just a migraine or that I was getting the flu - but I have symptoms of flu, food poisoning, and allergic reaction and now feel I have what I call "MSG poisoning." This has happened to me before and I think my meal on Friday night had MSG or a related product in it. I am highly allergic and sometimes I get sick for a few days before it passes out of my system.
Today I am still sick to my stomach, feel as if a giant is marching around my head wearing big boots, have chills, a rash on my torso and legs, and have some other allergy related things going on.
I am very upset to bail on my make-n-take sessions, that I did not get to see any of the show, nor connect with any friends. I also missed my Graphic 45 team dinner! I am very upset and really wish restaurants would STOP using MSG and related products! Or that I would learn which foods are most likely to include MSG!
To everyone at the show, take photos for me! Have fun! Thanks to my friends, Karen and Lori, for helping me. Huge apologies to CSW Distributors and Hampton Art Stamps for not being there to man my make-n-take stations!
If you are at CHA, make sure to stop by CSW Distributors, Hampton Art, Graphic 45, and Worldwin Paper. I am so honored to have work at all four booths this year. So part of me is there, healthy and happy, even if my body is not!