Today begins day 15 of being gluten-free. I haven't cheated...but I thought I might have to. Rambo and I were going out for supper - my FIRST eating out gluten-free experience. I was scurrred.
We decided on Chinese. Chicken is gluten-free. White sauce is gluten-free. Rice is gluten-free.
I was proud of myself but later on my stomach was very uncomfortable and swelling and it makes me wonder if my research was wrong or there was cross-contamination. So I suppose lesson learned in the Chinese area of food for me. (anyone else gluten-free have Chinese food issues?)
I'm noticing more and more good things as the days pass.
As I've said before - I suffer from fatigue big time and I don't sleep well at night and so on the weekends, I can EASILY sleep in until 11am. And still take a 2 to 3 hour nap in that same afternoon.
Being tired never ends for me.
But this weekend - BOTH days - even though I didn't have to be...I was up at 9am Saturday (even after staying up LATE the night before) and 10am on Sunday. I didn't even feel like sleeping any more. And unbelievably - I didn't take a nap EITHER day.
What the holy hell is going on?
Here might be the best thing of all. STILL no migraine. That means in 14 days I've had ONE people.
Pre-gluten-free - by now I'd have had EIGHT as my average is about 4 a week.
Can you say holy shit? It actually might piss me off. Why? Because if you knew the life and time I've wasted and MONEY I have spent in the last 5 years on ER visits and pain meds and days off work - you'd be pissed too. That not one single doctor ever thought to suggest trying going gluten-free. Really?
So I've pre-planned the week's meals with eggs, smoothies, chicken, broccoli, rice and potatoes.
Oranges and lots of water. Stuff like that.
Here's hoping I have another 2 weeks left in me! So far, so good.