turning a corner?

For the last few days, I’ve been feeling MUCH better.  I seem to be getting on a handle what food/drinks I can tolerate, and what I can’t.  The can’t list is:

1.  anything to drink besides water
2. corn products
3.  potatoes
4.  paprika
5.  eggs
6.  chemicals in processed foods
7.  chemicals/antibiotics on commercially shredded cheese.  (block cheese is fine, or cheese we grate/shred at home.)
8.  nuts
9.  raw vegetables

Still working on reintroducing, one at a time, cooked veggies. 

Yes, it’s quite limited, but my stomach/intestines are finally at rest, and things exit normally.

And I’m quite well adjusted to the daily medication I have to take, probably for life.

It’s been quite an adjustment, mostly going through the slow and frustrating process of an elimination diet.  But my body makes it quite apparent, quite quickly, what doesn’t work.  I just have to listen to it and respect it.

I am, now that I’m starting to feel better, feeling more like coming out of my ‘social media’ shell.  I will be venturing to your blogs this week, and catching up with you.  🙂

To anyone still checking here and reading, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.  🙂

29 thoughts on “turning a corner?

  1. BootsandBraids

    I'm still checking in on your journey to wellness. Seems like we're somewhat on the same journey as I too am learning what I can and cannot eat towards the goal of resolving my own digestive issues. Whereas my thinking use to be “What do I want to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner”. Now it's “What can I eat”. Bummer.

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  2. Silver Willow

    Sorry to hear you are struggling too. Sadly, I think decades of chemicalization of our foods is catching up to many of us. Just my own theory, but I'm not alone in believing it… I wish you well, and thanks for being here.

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  3. coffeeontheporchwithme

    I'm glad to hear you are feeling much better. I'm sure you will end up with an extensive list of food that you CAN eat and you'll figure out creative ways of enjoying your meals. What a wonderful thing medicine can be, when it works! -Jenn

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  4. Anonymous

    Food allergies are no fun. And they seem to shift and change on whim. It's good that you are getting a handle on yours.

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  5. Lynda

    It's good to know that you can adapt to a limited diet – feeling good is more important than eating foods that risk your health. I never buy pre-grated cheese… mainly for cost but also that powdery look which is obviously the preservative.

    I hope your health continues to improve – life sure throws us a few challenges (medically) as we get older.

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  6. Jeanie

    I'm so glad you are doing much better. I know what it's like to have a chronic illness and it can be so frustrating emotionally as well as physically. But when you turn the corner and start to feel a little better — well, that makes a huge difference. I hope it all continues!

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  7. Silver Willow

    step by step indeed! And I need to work on denial; I keep thinking, 'oh, just a tiny bit of this once in a while won't hurt', only to find out that it DOES. 😦

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  8. joared

    Glad you're finding what food and beverages your body tolerates and those it doesn't. Am sure it must be encouraging to you to feel a bit more in control.

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