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Getting on with getting on.

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.
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    Ever went to an allergy specialist?! I was tested and that is when I found out I was allergic to tomatoes! Bell peppers make me queasy! Potatoes don't affect me at all! Allergies can make you really sick-whether it is to pollen, dust mites, trees, grass, mold or food! I went through allergy shots for 5 years and became immune to the outside elements in Ohio and stayed away from tomatoes for a long time. Now I can have tomatoes on occasion and am fine. Bell peppers not so much!
    Then I moved to Florida and it started all over again...became allergic to all new things native to FL! emoticon
    Didn't do shots, this time (due to heart meds), just take antihistamines, nasal spray and inhaler-I now have allergy induced asthma! Living in the subtropics is not easy on a person susceptible to allergies (like me)!
    So, something you might look into, if you haven't already. Good luck!
    1927 days ago
    emoticon I am sorry I have been MIA and did not get a chance to read what has been going on until today when I read the past few blogs you have written. What a thing to have to go through! I hope your doctor gets in touch with you soon...waiting is the worst! I think you are doing great and bravely moving forward. I hope eliminating these foods helps along with whatever the doctor thinks. I predict that once you get on the road to health you will loose the weight too. I'm glad you found those panties! (I have lost mine too once or twice in the past month!) emoticon
    1943 days ago
    Praying you hear back soon....
    1943 days ago
    I've pretty much given up wheat products as poison - I have no diagnosis of anything that would require I do so, but doing that Reboot last year really showed me how much better I can do/feel when I eliminate refined grains altogether.

    I've also proven it to myself recently by having a lapse in good judgement. I had a bagel one day. I had a piece of toast one evening, a cookie the next day (it was a horrible slow-building avalanche). This happened around TOM, so it exacerbated my skin and lo! My chin broke out with unsightly spots. I haven't had an acne breakout like that since I stopped eating refined grains. That's enough for me - they're just not good for us.

    You're right, we could share many a story I'm certain. For now, fingers are crossed that the doctor gets back to you and allows you a clear path to follow.
    1943 days ago
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