So a little over a year ago, I wrote a post about the day I almost died. As I came up on the anniversary of that day, I started to reminisce on how far I have come since then. I have several immune/auto immune disorders that affect every aspect of my life.
I am still extremely limited, but I am able to do things I couldn’t do a year ago. I can walk and stand for longer periods of time, I can go to my kids extracurricular events, and I can go to church. I don’t feel as fatigued most days, my blood pressure is generally more regulated, I can handle a little more exercise, and I can drive farther.
I am going on a year and a half of NO gluten, corn, eggs, dairy (except a little parmesan on occassion), potatoes (all nightshades actually), oats, preservatives, pork, beef, caffeine, sugar (except honey), and most fruits.
What do I eat?? I eat a lot of beans, chicken (when I can get it locally), cassava flour, avocados, rice, sweet potatoes, squash, nuts, veggies, and water.
This is all my body will allow me to have.
While this diet is like the gold standard for health, I miss the social aspect of going out to eat, and the freedom of being able to grab something quick.
You don’t realize how much of our culture is wrapped up in food until you can’t participate in it.
Today however, I am thankful for the foods I can eat, the support system I do have, and the people that try to accommodate me just to spend some time with me as I continue on my healing journey.