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I’m not allergic to anything, but I have noticed that I don’t feel good after ant Cat scan, MRI or the epidural steroid injections I get near my lower spine.  In fact the last time I had them I told the Dr. to only give me two shots instead of more he usually does.

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11 minutes ago, Gem 10 said:

I’m not allergic to anything, but I have noticed that I don’t feel good after ant Cat scan, MRI or the epidural steroid injections I get near my lower spine.  In fact the last time I had them I told the Dr. to only give me two shots instead of more he usually does.

You know your body the best. 

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7 minutes ago, Mindthinkr said:

You know your body the best. 

That goes for pills too.  Cholesterol especially are a bitch with side affects.  It took about 5 to find one that agreed with me.  That goes for blood pressure pills too.  Sometimes a person doesn’t feel right and they don’t know why.  It’s all this crap we have to put in the body.  Now I speak up when any little thing bothers me.

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13 hours ago, QuinnM said:

I thought one of the follow up questions/answers on twitter was interesting.  She said hit hit so fast that she couldn’t`have used her own epi pen.  She was told that she would see an elevated heart rate so she’s looking at watches/Fitbit type items that would send both she and someone else a notice.

I’m glad that she’s considering wearing a medical alert bracelet. You know how a lot of our purses are cluttered. She needs to keep her Epi-Pen in something that is instantly identifiable, so time isn’t wasted on searching for it. 

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34 minutes ago, Mindthinkr said:

I’m glad that she’s considering wearing a medical alert bracelet. You know how a lot of our purses are cluttered. She needs to keep her Epi-Pen in something that is instantly identifiable, so time isn’t wasted on searching for it. 

Her allergy appears to have ramped up to the point with the ‘bracelet’ isn’t going to help much.  I know allergy sufferers have wish for a test stick of some kind.  Other folks with kids just simply reduce where they eat and where they travel.  

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17 hours ago, mwell345 said:

This is the part I don't get either.  If you have a severe allergy to certain types of fish - or anything else- common sense would tell you to  ask.  It's not the first time she's had a bad reaction to fish.   Assuming from her tweets, she is allergic to non-shellfish and because it's "unusual and confusing", she keeps it to herself.   (Well, not exactly, it's come up  on RHONY more than once.)

(I'm not trying to minimize what happened to her, scary indeed (although I do think she tends to be dramatic).  But I know a person with severe food allergies - she always, always, always, asks rather than take a chance and end up in the ER),

Yep. I ask. And ask. And ask again. The embarrassment I get as I cause a stink is lesser than the fear of going through anaphylactic shock again.

16 hours ago, Otherkate said:

I've been served a meal with the food I'm allergic to in it even after talking about it 3 separate times with the server. This has happened at least twice. One time they brought the food to me with nuts very clearly sprinkled all over it (nut allergy) and our whole party walked out. The second time, I ate the food and neither the server (nor the chef apparently, bc the server showed my friend the note she wrote on the order) knew that there was pecans in the sauce on my food. I went to the ER and the restaurant paid for my medical care out of fear that I would sue. Both occasions were in really nice restaurants in NYC. Always a chance when eating out, unfortunately. Sorry it happened to her, it's scary. 

How frightening and frustrating. I’m sorry this happened but I can relate all too well.

I’ve been dealing with this stupid tree nut allergy for more than 40 years—and I can’t tell if awareness has improved or not. On one hand, I do get fewer comments about just picking or scraping the nuts off; on the other, it seems like these days nuts pop up in more and more unexpected places. 

I don’t blame Bethenny for getting dramatic about this, but her shaming of Casper mattresses because they didn’t immediately kowtow to her “request” to refurbish the hospital with mattresses really, really gets me.

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11 hours ago, QuinnM said:

Her allergy appears to have ramped up to the point with the ‘bracelet’ isn’t going to help much.

The bracelet is more for the medical responders. I have severe penicillin allergy. When I was a kid, I wore a medical alert necklace so if I was in an accident, the medical personnel would know to NOT give me penicillin based drugs. For little kids, I can see doing this for a food allergy, but I don't know how it would help someone of Betheny's age. I mean, they don't administer fish in the ER. 

I do think people want to remember that some chefs etc also have streaks of "asshole" in their personality and don't like guests who whine and moan about special dietary needs and act accordingly. There's too many stories of chefs bragging how they serve food using meat products to vegans because "they really can't tell the difference hahahah" for me to believe all chefs gravely nod and are fully transparent and attentive to every guest's allergy needs.

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11 minutes ago, Rap541 said:

The bracelet is more for the medical responders. I have severe penicillin allergy. When I was a kid, I wore a medical alert necklace so if I was in an accident, the medical personnel would know to NOT give me penicillin based drugs. For little kids, I can see doing this for a food allergy, but I don't know how it would help someone of Betheny's age. I mean, they don't administer fish in the ER. 

I do think people want to remember that some chefs etc also have streaks of "asshole" in their personality and don't like guests who whine and moan about special dietary needs and act accordingly. There's too many stories of chefs bragging how they serve food using meat products to vegans because "they really can't tell the difference hahahah" for me to believe all chefs gravely nod and are fully transparent and attentive to every guest's allergy needs.

It might help first responders or ER personnel diagnose her condition and/or the cause, should she be discovered unconscious or unable to communicate because of the severity of the reaction.

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I'm allergic to red wine. I don't swell up I vomit for a couple days. Which completely stinks! I cannot tell you how many times I have ordered a salad with Italian dressing only to realize once I've eaten some that it is red wine vinaigrette. I have had to change to always ordering my dressing on the side. I hate being "that person".

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4 hours ago, badhaggis said:

I'm allergic toA red wine. I don't swell up I vomit for a couple days. Which completely stinks! I cannot tell you how many times I have ordered a salad with Italian dressing only to realize once I've eaten some that it is red wine vinaigrette. I have had to change to always ordering my dressing on the side. I hate being "that person".

Aw, so sorry! I'll be happy to have a glass for you tonight!

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7 hours ago, Rap541 said:

I mean, they don't administer fish in the ER.

But they do use iodine which is sometimes connected to the fish allergy.

I've also got the same allergy as Beth and I've been triggered so many times I now take benadryl before eating almost anything not made at my house. For instance, I order vegitarian sushi, but the chef uses the same knife to cut mine as the person who ordered normal sushi... triggered, same for sandwich places, loads of sandwich shops serve tuna and don't wash the knife, they just wipe it off. Same for griddles and grills. Also I understand allergic reactions get worse each time they're triggered so it's possible that before B could eat a soup that shared a ladle with a soup that had fish in it and now she can't. There are a billion ways cross contamination can happen and even if you're very particular and ask a ton of questions it can still happen. 

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My Son came home 2 in the morning the other night from his girlfriends house.  Unknowingly, she put up a real Christmas tree.  His throat started to close up and his lips and eyes swelled up.  He completely forgot when he was little, he got the same reaction from picking up a pine cone when we were visiting in the country.  Allergic to pine.  Scary.

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12 hours ago, Rap541 said:

I do think people want to remember that some chefs etc also have streaks of "asshole" in their personality and don't like guests who whine and moan about special dietary needs and act accordingly. There's too many stories of chefs bragging how they serve food using meat products to vegans because "they really can't tell the difference hahahah" for me to believe all chefs gravely nod and are fully transparent and attentive to every guest's allergy needs.

That’s just disgusting!

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On 12/20/2018 at 10:08 AM, Rap541 said:

I do think people want to remember that some chefs etc also have streaks of "asshole" in their personality and don't like guests who whine and moan about special dietary needs and act accordingly. There's too many stories of chefs bragging how they serve food using meat products to vegans because "they really can't tell the difference hahahah" for me to believe all chefs gravely nod and are fully transparent and attentive to every guest's allergy needs.

I would respectfully disagree.  Feeding a vegetarian meat out of spite is different than ignoring an allergy request.  From my time in hospitality, that was one of the few requests that were adhered to every time, without fail.  No one wants to murder someone.  Laugh at their dietary/lifestyle choices behind their backs?  Sure.  But not hurting someone.  

With that said, sure.  There are a few assholes out there.  But even the most asshole-ish of chefs that I worked with wasn't that terrible.

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Bethenny is allergic to fin fish okay. But she hosted a party a few years ago where she served caviar.  Doesn't caviar come from sturgeon? I have never heard of anyone with a life threatening food allergy serving the food in their home that would cause an allergic reaction. It would be a big risk.  Also don't get that this reaction came so fast that her epipen wouldn't have worked. Does she carry it at all times?  My granddaughter has a severe nut allergy. We never go anywhere without the epipen. I think this would work quicker than a dose of Benadryl.  Not doubting her story but it seems like she takes a lot of risks .  

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2 minutes ago, 65mickey said:

Bethenny is allergic to fin fish okay. But she hosted a party a few years ago where she served caviar.  Doesn't caviar come from sturgeon?

Did a copy/paste:

 

Can you be allergic to caviar?

Allergies for the 1 Percent. At $345 an ounce, beluga caviar is one of the priciest fish products on the market. ... And caviar -- made from the salt-cured eggs of the beluga sturgeon and its relatives -- can trigger dangerous allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, according to a 2002 study.Apr 24, 2013

9 Allergy Triggers for the 1 Percent - ABC News

 

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/Allergies/allergy-triggers-percent/story?id=19014850

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2 hours ago, 65mickey said:

Bethenny is allergic to fin fish okay. But she hosted a party a few years ago where she served caviar.  Doesn't caviar come from sturgeon? I have never heard of anyone with a life threatening food allergy serving the food in their home that would cause an allergic reaction. It would be a big risk.  Also don't get that this reaction came so fast that her epipen wouldn't have worked. Does she carry it at all times?  My granddaughter has a severe nut allergy. We never go anywhere without the epipen. I think this would work quicker than a dose of Benadryl.  Not doubting her story but it seems like she takes a lot of risks .  

I feel like this is an instance where the caviar is easy to avoid, I can be in a room with fish as long as I don't eat it I'm fine, it isn't like the nut allergy where even breathing it in can get you. As for the epi-pen stuff, I know my doctors have told me if I ever have to use it that I should use it, take Benadryl and call 911 all at the same time. My understanding is basically that the epi-pen stops the reaction long enough for the Benadryl to work and that you want the ambulance there in case both things aren't enough and they have to insert a breathing tube or do a tracheotomy to help you breathe etc. I have accidentally eaten something with fish in it and taken a double dose of Benadryl to stop the reaction before it started. Like, I ate a deviled egg and said "this tastes weird, is there something in it besides the normal ingredients?" and I was told, "yes! Shrimp!" (I'm allergic to both fish and shellfish - and nuts and loads of other things) so I immediately took 4 Benadryl and sat with my epi-pen in hand in case the reaction started before the medicine could work. It all depends on if you catch that you ate the thing before the reaction starts, and then if you didn't if the reaction is bad enough the epi-pen isn't going to be enough and I assume that's what Bethenny meant by her "reaction was so fast the epi-pen wouldn't work" because I have been told by my doctor that you have to do all 3, epi-pen, Benadryl and 911 once the reaction starts. 

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I know that once you use the epipen you have to call 911 immediately. It only lasts for a brief period of time.  My point is why in the world would anyone have a food in their home when this food could kill you? That little spoon that they were using to dip out the caviar could have been accidentally stuck into another dip or spread causing cross contamination.   

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3 minutes ago, 65mickey said:

I know that once you use the epipen you have to call 911 immediately. It only lasts for a brief period of time.  My point is why in the world would anyone have a food in their home when this food could kill you? That little spoon that they were using to dip out the caviar could have been accidentally stuck into another dip or spread causing cross contamination.   

I get it, I just think in her situation I may be like "I want to throw this party, I can easily avoid eating anything" and just do it. I make bourbon balls every year that have crushed walnuts in them and I wear gloves and a surgical mask so as to not contaminate myself and then I just don't eat them at the party. It isn't super hard, the caviar was a whole "thing"  I always assumed was some sort of brand deal/promotion/something with Bravo because they said the name of the company like 100 times (sorta like when Priv comes to get them ready).  

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It appears that Bethenny's reactions to fish have been ramping up in severity over the last few years, which can and does happen with repeated exposure to some things.  Any allergy can turn to anaphalaxsis  (I can't spell that word to save my life), pretty much at any time, which is why you should always be prepared with epi pens, etc.  Some people are allergic to peanuts, but just get a rash or itchy eyes, and other people have an airborne allergy.  It seems like Bethenny's allergy previously was one where it wasn't a huge problem, she was just kind of uncomfortable if she ate fish, so she avoided it, but now it's at a way serious level.  But, before, it wouldn't be that strange to me for her to serve it.  I am lactose intolerant but I serve cheesecake, for example.  If a knife or serving utensil was used on the cheesecake and another dessert and I ate a bit of it, I'm not going to die, I'll just have a bit of gastrointestinal discomfort.  I could eat an entire piece of cheesecake if I really wanted to, but, honestly, it doesn't taste good enough to spend that much time uncomfortable.  

There are lots of people who mean well but don’t get what can be a problem for someone who is allergic.  Some chefs just don't know that yes, this particular ingredient IS harmful to that person with that allergy.  Others may think it doesn't matter.  Sometimes people have misguided beliefs about things, too.  I am allergic to dogs, I have yet to find one I can tolerate being around for more than 10 minutes without my eyes getting super itchy, but, yet I have a friend who insists that HER dog wouldn't be a problem.  The other dogs that I react to (literally, every dog I've encountered in my life), are just dirty and she keeps her dog clean and so I'm reacting to the dirt and something on their skin, not the actual dog?  I'm just like, umm, ok, I guess.  Luckily, it's a person I don't encounter in a situation with her dog, so I don't have to test it, but, this sort of thing happens with all allergies.

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11 minutes ago, smores said:

I could eat an entire piece of cheesecake if I really wanted to, but, honestly, it doesn't taste good enough to spend that much time uncomfortable.  

I don't have a lactose/dairy allergy, but I wouldn't walk across the street for cheesecake.  I thought I was the only one!  I would have never been cast for Golden Girls.  😉

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5 hours ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

I don't have a lactose/dairy allergy, but I wouldn't walk across the street for cheesecake.  I thought I was the only one!  I would have never been cast for Golden Girls.  😉

Me three! I’ll eat cheesecake from Cheesecake Factory if a) there are copious amounts of whipped cream or b) it’s not cheesecake, it’s regular cake. ;)

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On 11/25/2018 at 1:19 PM, nexxie said:

Eating disorders are pretty common for the daughters of mothers with npd - for them it is about gaining some control. 

What is NPD?

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23 hours ago, smores said:

It appears that Bethenny's reactions to fish have been ramping up in severity over the last few years, which can and does happen with repeated exposure to some things.  Any allergy can turn to anaphalaxsis  (I can't spell that word to save my life), pretty much at any time, which is why you should always be prepared with epi pens, etc.  Some people are allergic to peanuts, but just get a rash or itchy eyes, and other people have an airborne allergy.  It seems like Bethenny's allergy previously was one where it wasn't a huge problem, she was just kind of uncomfortable if she ate fish, so she avoided it, but now it's at a way serious level.  But, before, it wouldn't be that strange to me for her to serve it.  I am lactose intolerant but I serve cheesecake, for example.  If a knife or serving utensil was used on the cheesecake and another dessert and I ate a bit of it, I'm not going to die, I'll just have a bit of gastrointestinal discomfort.  I could eat an entire piece of cheesecake if I really wanted to, but, honestly, it doesn't taste good enough to spend that much time uncomfortable.  

There are lots of people who mean well but don’t get what can be a problem for someone who is allergic.  Some chefs just don't know that yes, this particular ingredient IS harmful to that person with that allergy.  Others may think it doesn't matter.  Sometimes people have misguided beliefs about things, too.  I am allergic to dogs, I have yet to find one I can tolerate being around for more than 10 minutes without my eyes getting super itchy, but, yet I have a friend who insists that HER dog wouldn't be a problem.  The other dogs that I react to (literally, every dog I've encountered in my life), are just dirty and she keeps her dog clean and so I'm reacting to the dirt and something on their skin, not the actual dog?  I'm just like, umm, ok, I guess.  Luckily, it's a person I don't encounter in a situation with her dog, so I don't have to test it, but, this sort of thing happens with all allergies.

Let me tell ya, it isn’t just chefs. I have no food allergies but I am allergic to three different prescription drugs (Includijg amoxicillin) and adhesives. When I had my youngest, the doctor had written a script for me to get antibiotics for a week (I had a horrid sinus infection) which turned out to be amoxicillin. They also had adhesive bandages put over two IV lines, the epidural, and going across the c-section incision. I was covered in hives for three weeks and my O2 in the hospital never even got into the 90’s (of which they never investigated why or discussed putting me on supplemental oxygen). And this was in the healthcare system!  Allergies just aren’t taken seriously by anybody which is frustrating. 

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2 hours ago, diadochokinesis said:

Let me tell ya, it isn’t just chefs. I have no food allergies but I am allergic to three different prescription drugs (Includijg amoxicillin) and adhesives. When I had my youngest, the doctor had written a script for me to get antibiotics for a week (I had a horrid sinus infection) which turned out to be amoxicillin. They also had adhesive bandages put over two IV lines, the epidural, and going across the c-section incision. I was covered in hives for three weeks and my O2 in the hospital never even got into the 90’s (of which they never investigated why or discussed putting me on supplemental oxygen). And this was in the healthcare system!  Allergies just aren’t taken seriously by anybody which is frustrating. 

OMG!  I have a weird allergy to the super common OTC topical antibiotics.  When you're a kid in the 80s and you fall on the playground and cut yourself, you go to the nurse, they slap a bandaid covered in neosporin on your knee and send you on your way.  I would pipe up and say, I'm allergic to that, can I have a plain bandaid?  She'd tell me no, no one is allergic to neosporin, and slap the bandaid on me.  I'd go home, take it off, replace it with a regular one, but the cut, surprisingly didn't heal well, so 2 days later, I'm back requesting a new bandaid.  It took forever and my mother ripping her a new one for her to finally get that whether she had heard of it or not, I AM allergic and if she put one more bandaid on me that had anything on it, it was not going to end well for her.  

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3 hours ago, SuprSuprElevated said:

She's stunned.

bethenny-frankel-stunned

And I can't imagine how many shots for that one.... Sooooo relaxed, lol ! (and it's funny, because her right leg is SO tense -in red- and her left so... untoned -in blue... Like if it was two diverse people ^_^ )

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16 hours ago, smores said:

OMG!  I have a weird allergy to the super common OTC topical antibiotics.  When you're a kid in the 80s and you fall on the playground and cut yourself, you go to the nurse, they slap a bandaid covered in neosporin on your knee and send you on your way.  I would pipe up and say, I'm allergic to that, can I have a plain bandaid?  She'd tell me no, no one is allergic to neosporin, and slap the bandaid on me.  I'd go home, take it off, replace it with a regular one, but the cut, surprisingly didn't heal well, so 2 days later, I'm back requesting a new bandaid.  It took forever and my mother ripping her a new one for her to finally get that whether she had heard of it or not, I AM allergic and if she put one more bandaid on me that had anything on it, it was not going to end well for her.  

You’re not alone!  I learned a couple of years ago I have the same thing.  Can use “polysporin” though.

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7 minutes ago, stewedsquash said:

I spy with my little eye...Brynn.

Yes, of course ! She's such a wonderful mother who takes her daughter in exotic locations, in order to let her grow learning other cultures and countries ^_^

(EDIT : and I will post it, because I'm thinking about that since a few days.... So yes ! Even at surviving on the verge of death, she's better than anyone ! SHE quite died, but survived.... And I DON'T mean that what happened to her wasn't real at all, only that she HAD to talk about it, etc.... )

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I most definitely am not a follower of her or generally the RH, but can someone clarify for me? I haven't read any indication that her allergic reaction was at the hotel, rather that she had a later trip planned? 

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On 9/28/2018 at 2:27 PM, ShawnaLanne said:

I'm unsure how Bethenny's clothes in either of these pictures compare to Carole's wanna be high fashion but really 15 year old hot topic knock off choices. 

I personally often find Bethenny's looks too safe. I would like Carole's looks more if they weren't such an odd combination off "unique" try too hard yet, bought the whole look, thing. Like one or two things look good off the runway but let's mix and match and try to inject some actual personal style.

I like Bethenny's pants and heels here, but think the leather jacket and hat are too heavy.

I agree. Beth has often said she’s not really a fashion person and I believe her. Saying she’s not super into fashion isn’t the same as not liking new clothes or not liking shopping. It means more that you don’t follow the industry for fun. I’m a fashion girl, my best friend isn’t. We probably shop about the same amount, she actually usually spends a little more on clothes per year then I do. Difference is I really like following new designers and trends and putting together looks. The outfit is always the best part of an event for me. For her clothes are clothes. She likes to look nice and incorporates new stuff, but her basic look is pretty much the same and pretty conservative (in a fashion sense). Beth is that way to me, just with more expensive stuff. She has a couple of looks that work on her and she always gravates toward whatever designer is doing that type of stuff. I could honestly buy that when she’s not being filmed or photographed or something she doesn’t think all that much about her clothes. They are a tool for her. A tool she is pretty good with, but a tool all the same. I think Beth really loves home design. I think she’s fine with clothes.

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Wait, the allergic reaction happened in PR? 

Think back to the people of PR after the hurricane asshole Bethenny who had literally nothing. You have bags of money. Satchels of Gold as it were, let them keep your hotel room $ and move the fuck on. Bethenny is such a total scumbag. 

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Hehe maybe I have listened to too many ranting customers who aren't poor but if I was taking this as a call to the credit card to dispute the charge? It's not entirely unreasonable. A lot of people without trip insurance will ask for, and get, credit on their card or the charge pushed to a future reservation. And pretty much all the consumer websites soundly encourage people to make a big public stink if they don't get satisfaction from a vendor.

If she was in the hospital during the time she was supposed to be at the hotel, it surprises me the hotel isn't just writing it off. Now, if the planned stay was more than a week after the hospital incident, then I think they're right to say no, as Bethenny clearly is well enough to travel. 

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Anyone catch Bethenny on Shark Tank? She came across as a ruthless and cold biotch, this isn't really an insult or compliment, just my impression, it sorta confirmed a side of her I thought she has from her housewives appearances.

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Wait, the allergic reaction happened in PR? 

No, that's part of why I'm so confused. She tweeted about being at a hospital in the NE, maybe Massachusetts, I don't remember, so that's why I don't think she was at the hotel at all when it happened and she's just making a stink about her vacation plans changing.

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Bethenny has really taken to Twittershaming companies that don’t immediately do her bidding. In addition to making the company look bad to her fans, it also garners sympathy and it provides a way for her to milk donations and comp products out of others.

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From  AllergicLiving.com:  "Seafood can be divided into two groups: shellfish and fish. Shrimp is behind most of the reactions, and shellfish as a group – which can include oysters, mussels, scallops, squid, crab, snails and many more – tends to be more problematic than finned fish. (In one survey by FAAN and Mount Sinai researchers, 2 per cent of respondents reported a shellfish allergy, whereas just 0.4 per cent reported an allergy to fish.)"

Another source I read out of Australia estimated that 1/2 of 1 percent (.05) "of the population" had a fin fish allergy.  I couldn't ascertain if they were referring to worldwide or Australian population.  In any event, it would seem to me that if ^these numbers are remotely accurate, the onus is on the afflicted, not the airline.  I realize that it is expensive to travel by private transport, but still.

Here's another option - 

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So, just saw this. A whole plane full of people had to be turned around because they served fish on the plane.

https://people.com/home/bethenny-frankels-pilot-made-the-right-call-to-turn-plane-around-after-allergy-scare-expert/

And someone previously posted this - sorry for the duplication.

I know why they remove peanuts from some flights and why cats aren’t allowed on board where someone is allergic to cat dander. These are air-borne allergies. Did Bethenny’s fish allergy all of the sudden become an airborne allergy? 

If I had been on that plane and missed my connection or an important event because of her I would have been livid.

My body can’t process gluten, but it’s not an airborne allergy. It’s frustrating when I can’t get peanuts as a snack on the plane because someone’s allergic because everything else contains gluten. However, it’s up to me to bring my own alternatives. I do the same thing if I go to a charity luncheon. 

Everyone else’s worlds’ do not revolve around me and my gluten issues. I am an adult who has options. Unlike Bethenny my options don’t include being able to fly first class all the time or ability to rent a private jet.

I do realize that her allergy is getting very serious, which is scary. My father-in-law can’t process Casien, the milk protein. It really hampers his eating options. 

My question and suggestion to Bethenny: Question: Is airline food really that good? suggestion: bring your own food or buy something to bring on the plane. 

 

This is is the same woman who cared about all the people in devastated areas ( but when it comes to her personal comfort - just like hotel not giving her deposit back). I have lost deposits on hotels and vacations because of health issues and they didn’t pay me back.

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On 12/29/2018 at 9:59 AM, Diane Mars said:

Yes, of course ! She's such a wonderful mother who takes her daughter in exotic locations, in order to let her grow learning other cultures and countries ^_^

(EDIT : and I will post it, because I'm thinking about that since a few days.... So yes ! Even at surviving on the verge of death, she's better than anyone ! SHE quite died, but survived.... And I DON'T mean that what happened to her wasn't real at all, only that she HAD to talk about it, etc.... )

I'd  totally be talking about it. Almost dieing seems huge to me.

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1 minute ago, Stats Queen said:

So, just saw this. A whole plane full of people had to be turned around because they served fish on the plane.

https://people.com/home/bethenny-frankels-pilot-made-the-right-call-to-turn-plane-around-after-allergy-scare-expert/

And someone previously posted this - sorry for the duplication.

I know why they remove peanuts from some flights and why cats aren’t allowed on board where someone is allergic to cat dander. These are air-borne allergies. Did Bethenny’s fish allergy all of the sudden become an airborne allergy? 

If I had been on that plane and missed my connection or an important event because of her I would have been livid.

My body can’t process gluten, but it’s not an airborne allergy. It’s frustrating when I can’t get peanuts as a snack on the plane because someone’s allergic because everything else contains gluten. However, it’s up to me to bring my own alternatives. I do the same thing if I go to a charity luncheon. 

Everyone else’s worlds’ do not revolve around me and my gluten issues. I am an adult who has options. Unlike Bethenny my options don’t include being able to fly first class all the time or ability to rent a private jet.

I do realize that her allergy is getting very serious, which is scary. My father-in-law can’t process Casien, the milk protein. It really hampers his eating options. 

My question and suggestion to : Question: Is airline food really that good? suggestion: bring your own food or buy something to bring on the plane. 

 

This is is the same woman who cared about all the people in devastated areas ( but when it comes to her personal comfort - just like hotel not giving her deposit back). I have lost deposits on hotels and vacations because of health issues and they didn’t pay me back.

I read the article. It wasn't because she couldn't eat the food that they let her off. Apparently she called several times to ensure there wasn't fish on the flight. They assured her there was not. The allergy has become worse, through exposure, it's something that can happen, and now she can't be in a small space with recycled air while fish is cooking. Being cut off from medical intervention sounds risky in that case. It sucks that everyone was inconvienced, and I would have been annoyed, but I think keeping someone from possible death is important.

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10 minutes ago, ShawnaLanne said:

I read the article. It wasn't because she couldn't eat the food that they let her off. Apparently she called several times to ensure there wasn't fish on the flight. They assured her there was not. The allergy has become worse, through exposure, it's something that can happen, and now she can't be in a small space with recycled air while fish is cooking. Being cut off from medical intervention sounds risky in that case. It sucks that everyone was inconvienced, and I would have been annoyed, but I think keeping someone from possible death is important.

I do stand corrected to much of what I said and It appears I paid lip service to the severity of her allergy. If her allergy has gotten that bad, it is seriously scary and I do believe her when she checked with them many times about serving fish on the plane. Airlines are not always very responsive, but pilots are. She didn’t call out the airline by name which was respectful on her part.

For me, Bethenny likes to bring attention to herself a lot, whether it’s her charitability or her allergy and it can be hard to separate out the signal from the noise. And we don’t know how much of her concern is due to her recent scare or due to the severity of her allergy.

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