Monday, February 25, 2013
No call yet from the specialist. His office was on vacation til this week, which I would presume to be Monday - yesterday. Quite sure whatever ails me is not life-threatening, but there's big psychological trauma when you're made to wait for a sure diagnosis.
Meanwhile, I've been researching about diet and how it affects autoimmune disorders. I should just yank up those Big Girl Undies and go completely gluten-free, for one thing. Gluten or wheat at the very least will exacerbate inflammation. My health will be better all around if I can just get it out of my diet completely and forever. I was doing really well til that last blood test and the delay in getting to the specialist - far too many "what the hell" moments have happened these last two weeks and I am paying.
And nightshades can be problematic for autoimmune folks. I already suspected I should eliminate those due to stomach reactions. Honestly, the only tomato product I will miss is ketchup! Well, ok...and tomato soup made with whole milk. But tomato soup is really only comfort food paired up with a nice toasted cheese sandwich on white bread, and I won't be eating that anyway! :) Potatoes don't thrill me much any longer either. I can turn my back on a potato any day and often have.
So I'm still weighing and measuring, and journalling and making good choices...most days, and I'm resolving this will be "all days". Still walking every day and being as active as possible. I haven't weighed myself for three days, but am not anticipating any big loss so I don't bother. So I've found my Big Girl Undies and don't plan on losing 'em again.
*Nightshades are potatoes, tomatoes, chilies, bell peppers.