Wednesday, October 6, 2010

feeling kinda bummed...

Well, despite my high hopes, I'm going back on my insane allergy diet again. That means until further notice I will not be eating
Almonds
Bananas
Cantaloupe
Carrots
Celery
Chicken
Eggs
Garlic
Hazelnuts
Melon
Green Peppers
Dairy
Onions
Oranges
Peanuts
Pears
Soybeans
Strawberries
Tomatoes
White Beans
Potatoes
or Wheat

*sigh* These are all things that showed up on the blood test I had done not long after we found out about Westly's allergies. The symptoms disappeared during pregnancy, which is good because eating allergy friendly foods made me really sick. But, unfortunately, they have been slowly returning- which for me looks like migraines, back muscles constantly knotted and incredibly painful (pain killers and muscle relaxants don't even begin to bring relief), and extreme fatigue- as in going to bed 8pm and feeling even more exhausted when I wake up. I've been trying to just deal with it, because facing this diet again really doesn't sound like fun, but the pain and fatigue are interfering with caring for my family and are becoming more than I can handle.

So, you ask, what can you eat? The answer.... not a whole lot. Corn tortillas, lettuce and turkey, plain rice cakes, apples, grapes, some home-baked everything-free goods. The prospect is less than exciting. What concerns me most though is how to feed my family. I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed at the idea of making three separate meals.

The good news? God is still on His throne and I am His. I'm just passing through this life, on my way home where I will spend eternity with my heavenly Father.
Also- it looks like the baby weight will be coming off a lot more quickly than I anticipated! :)

Please be praying that I will be Spirit-led through this. I don't tend to do well hungry or in pain, and until my body adjusts to less food and works the allergens out of my system, that is where I will be.

1 comment:

amanda said...

Love you sissy! Sorry to hear. I will be praying!! And with that glorified body someday there will be TONS of food you can eat!! :) You will appreciate it even more than all of us!! WOOOO!
2 cor. 12:7-10
LOVE YOU!!