Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Ouch, my STOMACH!

Yes, I know-I've been slacking. Sue me!

Now that THAT is out of the way, let's get back to business.

First of all, my birthday was on May 11 *sings happy birthday to self*

Now, let's REALLY get back to business.

At the beginning of last year, after being diagnosed with c.diff, I began experiencing weird stomach pains that my specialists did not equate directly to the c.diff. These stomach pains were mainly activated by my eating pretty much anything.  It was awful, because I was so hungry, but I knew that once I ate to satisfy the hunger pains, these other, different pains would come about. I would eat my meals fast, as the pain would often begin before I could even finish my meal while eating at a normal rate/speed.

Now, I seem to be having similar pains again. They're not as severe, but they're close. I've decided that I should keep a food diary to see if any specific food triggers this response. What I know for sure is that the one meal that I can rely on that won't cause this response is my usual work breakfast- oatmeal with almond milk.  I wondered if it could be gluten related, but these pains seem to be triggered by almost anything. I can't even eat a salad, nor a green smoothie any more-it kills my stomach. Now, when I say "any more", I mean since having my knee surgery. I wondered if it was the raw greens that was affecting my stomach. At my desk at work, I have a small container of almonds. I ate maybe 3 or 4, and I was in absolute agony. One day after a post-op appointment with my ortho surgeon, I bought a small bag of almonds from the drug store. I ate a few.  AGONYYYY.  Like, what the heck?

What makes this difficult is the fact that it appears to be so random. I'm really going to have to make a good note of my meals for the next little while, including ingredients and spices. I need to figure this out because I'm really missing certain things...ESPECIALLY my raw greens/green smoothies.

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