First of all, I want to point out the fact that as I write this, it has been 11 days since my endoscopy and I still have not gotten back my biopsy results. Not exactly a thrilling truth.
Thursday, I decided to go out and buy some children’s Benadryl, which is liquid. I drank some around lunch time and got down some rotisserie chicken and some mashed potatoes. Praise GOD that I did, because your girl was HANGRY!
The next day, we ended up going to my in-laws’ river house for the weekend and I took Benadryl with dinner (the same meal as Thursday’s lunch) and ended up sleeping 12 hours. Thursday, I didn’t exactly have the option. On Saturday, I had some eggs at breakfast and did fine. I had some Halo Top dairy-free chocolate ice cream made with coconut milk and felt great. At lunch, I ate some Brunswick stew. Dinner brought on some stress, however. I had some tater tots with ketchup and a bit of pulled pork. Something threw me off course and I spent the evening drive home not feeling great.
Sunday, I kept it safe and relied on baby food until lunch came around and I couldn’t go hungry any longer. I thought I’d be safe with some gnocchi and tomato sauce from our favorite Italian restaurant. I forgot gnocchi typically contains wheat. I felt horrible for the rest of the day until morning. It was uncomfortable to the point where I was scared to take my Sunday nap. When night came, I slept sitting up in the recliner. I detest when it gets that bad.
Today, I’ve kind of decided what my game plan is. I guess you could say I’m pulling inspiration from the Paleo community? I’m going grain-free and low-dairy. I’m going to try to keep my dairy consumption limited to my yogurt to-go packs and Carnation Instant Breakfast.
I think wheat is the culprit after all.
Let me tell you, I was shocked to read the label on my garlic powder and onion powder from Aldi to see that they may contain milk, wheat, and soy. HOW? Rude!
I think the wheat is finally out of my system. I’ll spare you details on how I know! But I’m sure you get what I mean. I can’t believe I have developed a wheat problem. I didn’t even know that was a possibility. So long to just ordering a pizza in a pinch….So long to my beloved Chick-fil-A spicy chicken sandwich. Not to mention, I have NO idea what to eat if I ever need to fly again. Lord, help me…
I could be wrong. I could be chasing a rabbit that’s going down a completely different hole here. I’m starving. I’m starving for food and I’m starving for answers. I’m also bummed because I finally made plans to get smoothies for dinner with a friend and she canceled on me.
I think what I’ll do is go to Whole Foods tonight instead. I’ve got a $50 gift card from the wedding and I can stock up on new foods to try. Plus, I need some produce anyways. I’m trying to make this work. I really am. I never imagined I’d go through this and I never could’ve imagined the road would be this long getting to the bottom of it all and figuring out my new normal.
But I will.