Wednesday, November 17, 2010

GF Week 6

Nov 9-16
Time to start gearing up for Thanksgiving! That will be quite a trip, I'm sure. I'm heading to San Diego to visit some family, and we're staying in a hotel for several days. I've been advised to bring some of my own food and also research gluten-free friendly restaurants in the area by contacting local support groups and other organizations. I need to start planning for that. My husband's cousin, who's hosting Thanksgiving, is very eager to help cook things I can have, but I worry about cross-contamination. It's weird to want to trust people, but not make them responsible for me getting sick either. I'd hate for someone to feel guilty about my health. So I sent her some resources and I'm hoping we'll talk more in the coming week to figure out what she's going to try to make gluten-free and what might not be possible.

In other news, my health is officially random. I'm told it's just part of healing, and that you'll often have weird symptoms without knowing why. I'll literally have an hour or two of feeling super ill, and then feel on top of the world the rest of the day. It's definitely practice in mental self-control to not spend all my time preoccupied about what I might have done to cause any of it. I've reached a point where I sort of just have to go along day by day and try not to worry about why I'm feeling however I'm feeling. I'm not the best at it yet, but I'm sure I'll learn.

This week I'm going to prioritize setting up an appointment with a nutritionist. I could use all the help I can get to find things to eat. I had a bone density scan yesterday, so they'll know whether I'm calcium deficient. Vitamins, here I come!

1 comment:

  1. HI Shayna! I saw my sister's comment on you FB page and that led me here... welcome to the club! I love you blog, what a great way to document your voyage and keep others informed about Celiac as well.

    I was diagnosed in college and went through all the same steps you just did so I can completely relate and I LOVE that I now have someone new to share tips and favorite GF foods with! PLEASE email me or call me anytime. I'll FB you with my contact info. It's really not that bad once you get the diet down. Save for the occasional beer envy I really feel healthy and happy that mother nature forces me to eat natural, healthy food (no processed crap is allowed on the GF diet, so it eliminates the chances of eating junk!) it also helps me take great care of my body and mind. Sounds corny but I am actually very thankful for my diagnosis. I also love to cook and bake so this just makes things more interesting :)

    It seems like you're got the right mindset and a great support system in place so I know you will do well and thrive on the GF diet. Best of luck and please let me know if/how I can be helpful to you! I will also be bugging you for recipes I'm sure, it looks like both you and Avi are very skilled in the kitchen!

    Best wishes :) ~ Maggie