Ok, if I ever had any doubts about my Gluten sensitivity I don’t now.
During this bout of illness, my husband (God Bless Him) was in charge of food for the family. He and the kids are not on the Gluten Free diet – but when I cook for us – it is Gluten Free. With me not being able to eat – he was making Gluten Full food. He purchased snacks all filled with Gluteny Goodness.
You all have had the feeling where you have to eat something to quell nausea- sometimes it is just soda crackers – sometimes it is greasy, crappy food like McDonalds. If I do the shopping, I buy myself Granola, crackers and snacks that are Gluten Free. There was nothing in the house.
I hadn’t eaten in so long; I was craving something basic – I chose poorly. I ate 2 oatmeal/chocolate chip cookies and a chicken nugget happy meal. I ate only 3 nuggets. I went from being almost (almost) my old size – to being a Fatty McButter Pants. It was crazy beans.
My youngest started to pat my stomach and said “Look Mummy, your tummy is a trampoline again”. I was amazed. It was insane.
A few weeks I was at Costco – looking at sport skorts. I need to have soft fabric and elastic waist due to my burns on my backside from my hot water bottle. The lady at the store said “Oh, sweetie, we just got some new ones in over there. The sizes you are looking at are medium and large sizes. You need the smaller ones.” Do you think it would have been strange if I had thrown my arms around her and gave her a kiss on the cheek.
Then I spend a few weeks sick, vomiting and loose additional weight. Although I wasn’t feeling great physically, psychologically I was happy to be somewhat skinny again. I cheat a bit on my diet and all of a sudden BLAMMO, I am swollen again.
Any second guesses I had – are gone. Gluten is not my friend. Which makes me sad about the loss of chicken nuggets, soda crackers and Gluteny Goodness. Oh well, one more thing I can’t have – so another article will include some substitutes for these holes in my tummy.