Heading into day five on this elimination diet. Feeling better. A lot of my pain is easing off... Not sure if it is from the benedryl or from the meds or maybe, just maybe, from having eliminated something I'm allergic to and didn't realize it.
And I think that it may be the latter. I suspect dairy, though right now I'm not eating too many different foods.
I just added chicken and avocados today, since I wasn't getting protein on three days of rice bread, rice and apple juice and apple sauce, and I don't want to go too long without some protein. I think there are other foods that I have to watch for, as well, though. Not sure what, yet. It's going to take time, just adding a few things at a time. Might be nightshades, or fish, or something - but at least it is not apples and chicken!
I did discover that I have burning mouth syndrome, which has several causes, but often it indicates an allergy to something we eat. The major pain that takes over everything and jangles my nerves, has eased off enough that I'm feeling a lot of other things. What I thought was a referred nerve pain from my stomach making my mouth feel scorched is actually a real symptom of something all by itself. The really bad pain has been taking over my life for years, now. Having it let go a bit is a pretty remarkable thing and it's opening my brain up to feeling a few other sensations other than Ouch! It's annoying, but I can live with it compared to what else I've been feeling.
Got the first harvest of Sugar Snap peas today. Dexter had to investigate, of course.
You can see the raised bed and the peas in this photo, and the thornless blackberries in the back by the wall. Some weeds, too. We've run the weedeater but I have to do some serious pulling soon.
Didn't get pics of the grapes or strawberries, yet, but they will be setting fruit soon. They are covered with flowers, as are the blackberries and tomatoes. When the peas are spent I hope I have time to get a few more tomatoes and peppers in - that is, if I'm not allergic to them. I'll find out sometime her
My pc is giving alerts to do some antivirus thingy. Logging off... Hope all of you are having a wonderful week.