Saturday, February 23, 2013
I get it's funny, but not so much. Not today.
Last night I ended up in the ER. We ate supper. Within a half hour it felt like I ate a little too much. Instead of getting better, it got worse. My abdomen distended - my hubby couldn't believe it. It looked like I was pregnant. Almost full term. I couldn't sit. Pain was incredible.
We went into the hospital.
After an hour or two of investigating, they took some x-rays. It was trapped gas. Not a little. My entire bowel was FULL. I was actually crying from the pain.
Anyhow, they drained it.
The doctor told me to come and see him if this is a recurring issue for me. It is. It explains all the pain I've been in for the past month or so.
The problem is, I have no idea what I can eat now. I've had to give up all gluten containing foods for the damage it's causing to my small intestines. I haven't been able to digest pork in years either.
I asked the doctor last night and have done some research this morning. Apparently fruit and veggies cause excessive gas.
So what in the heck am I supposed to eat? Seriously? My main dietary staple used to be breads and cereals. I can't even eat gluten free cereals - it causes gas.
I don't know if I have it in me to solve this one. I'm so exhausted this morning. The pain was incredible.
I'm looking for help in solving this one.
What foods or food combinations do you eat that cause you excessive gas?