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It's high time I get serious.

 

I've had some bad days coping with my new gut issues lately...both physically and mentally.

 

I'm just so ANGRY. In one fell swoop, I go from being able to eat anything, to feeling like I want to curl up and die from the pain when I eat anything with gluten or dairy. Which, as we all know, gluten and dairy are in EVERY_FREAKING_THING. GAAAAAAA.

 

So after I brazenly (and stupidly) ate a big plate of nachos at a mexican restaurant b/c I was sick of plain meat and salad...and paid dearly for it for at least 5 days afterward...actually, I'm still having a constant mild pain in my guts...and it's been 9 days since the nachos... I'm getting used to the mild pain, but it's there. Nagging at me daily.

 

I have to face the facts. This confounded Gluten/Dairy issue is here to stay.

 

Additionally, I'm only 3 weeks post-op from a hysterectomy. So I can't lift or do too much at all. Plus, there's the thought of how my leaky guts are affecting my internal surgical stitches, etc.

 

 

I bought a paleo cookbook. I bought Almond Flour, Coconut Flour, Arrowroot Powder, Flaxseed Meal, Coconut Oil. I'm working on redoing my kitchen.

 

Trying to stay positive. I had an orange for breakfast, a salad with meat packed for lunch, more salad with meat for dinner.

Tonight I will make Paleo Blueberry Muffins from my new cookbook.

 

I think I need to cut out corn too, as I keep reading on these forums that it's another trigger. Somehow, losing tortilla chips is a big deal to me. But I'm still in pain, and I have eaten corn or tortilla chips regularly in the last week.

 

:(  Stupid.  Welcome to my new reality.

 

At least I've lost weight.

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It's high time I get serious.

I've had some bad days coping with my new gut issues lately...both physically and mentally.

I'm just so ANGRY. In one fell swoop, I go from being able to eat anything, to feeling like I want to curl up and die from the pain when I eat anything with gluten or dairy. Which, as we all know, gluten and dairy are in EVERY_FREAKING_THING. GAAAAAAA.

So after I brazenly (and stupidly) ate a big plate of nachos at a mexican restaurant b/c I was sick of plain meat and salad...and paid dearly for it for at least 5 days afterward...actually, I'm still having a constant mild pain in my guts...and it's been 9 days since the nachos... I'm getting used to the mild pain, but it's there. Nagging at me daily.

I have to face the facts. This confounded Gluten/Dairy issue is here to stay.

Additionally, I'm only 3 weeks post-op from a hysterectomy. So I can't lift or do too much at all. Plus, there's the thought of how my leaky guts are affecting my internal surgical stitches, etc.

I bought a paleo cookbook. I bought Almond Flour, Coconut Flour, Arrowroot Powder, Flaxseed Meal, Coconut Oil. I'm working on redoing my kitchen.

Trying to stay positive. I had an orange for breakfast, a salad with meat packed for lunch, more salad with meat for dinner.

Tonight I will make Paleo Blueberry Muffins from my new cookbook.

I think I need to cut out corn too, as I keep reading on these forums that it's another trigger. Somehow, losing tortilla chips is a big deal to me. But I'm still in pain, and I have eaten corn or tortilla chips regularly in the last week.

:( Stupid. Welcome to my new reality.

At least I've lost weight.

Maybe the mild pain is from the hysterectomy? Maybe you should get that re- checked?

I don't know your history but, often , when the Celiac damage is healed, people find they can add a little dairy or other foods they had problems with before.

Maybe skip the restaurants for a while? A plate of nachos at a Mexican place may not be gluten free. Often they fry the chips in oil used to fry flour tortilla things.

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Back up the truck, my dear!  Corn is not a problem for Celiac's, unless you have an allergy or intolerance to it. We only have to be careful of wheat, barley and rye, plus oats for some.  Some brands of nachos may contain wheat or the restaurant could have made them from scratch and cooked them in a non-dedicated fryer.......and that's why you are sick.

 

Second, your leaky gut, if you have one, will not affect your internal stitches.  Being careless with your diet may make you feel sick to your stomach but the stitches will be fine.

I hope you feel better soon from your surgery but be strict with your diet and you'll feel good in no time.  I'm glad you have come to better terms with this....its important!

 

Third, eat more than an orange for brekkies.  Always include some good protein with all meals and if you are eating Paleo, this should pose no problem.  It will help you heal from surgery.

 

Feel better!

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The first few months gluten-free are difficult. First off, many epode experience withdrawal with extra fatigue, headaches, pain and moodiness - that on top of recovering from surgery would be really tough. Then you need to get used to a new way of cooking and eating. It's hard, and it will take a few months to get used to but by time it's summer, it will be pretty routine for you.

Good luck with the kitchen overhaul. ;) don't forget to check soy and worchestershire sauce, bullion cubes, soups, and get rid of and peanut butter, jam, mayo, butter, sugar and baking supplies that may be contaminated with crumbs or flour from a double dipped knife or measuring cup.

Best wishes. I hope you feel well soon.

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Thanks for the support and tips... I am feeling better today both physically and emotionally. My gluten-free muffins turned out well, my GI tract pain is subsiding and FINALLY getting back on schedule (surgery is rough for that I suppose) and my sweet bf bought me some gluten-free beer last night LOL.

 

My mom is coming into town today and she's excited 'cause she found some gluten-free quinoa noodles. So I'll make us a pasta dish for dinner. That will be good. I'm lucky to have the support, and I just have to stay diligent and not get "lazy" and eat something from a restaurant that may be cross-contaminated. Lesson Learned.

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