This was my post on Facebook about Saturday:
“Yesterday I felt like I did more than I have in the past year!
I cleaned out my dresser, and my closet!
I had dinner at the table.
I sat outside and watched fireflies with my husband….arguing over who loved who the most.
*note…I am careful. I realize I’m still disabled. I did have my walker with me in the closet, I did not bend over to pick things up off the floor, I sat down and worked on the lower areas…ect. I took breaks. I’m living in this moment, and doing what I want to do….as much as I can.”
Saturday was a really good day. I was amazed with myself. I got very tired at one point and thought, “Why am I so tired, I’m just looking at things hanging in a closet!” I had a muscle spasm in my back. I was frustrated, and went and laid down on the bed. “UGH!” I said aloud. Stuart came in and asked what was wrong, I told him….he massaged my back…and as he did I thought. Why am I upset? I couldn’t even think about doing this less than 2 weeks ago. Now I’m upset because I’m getting a little tired? How silly. Besides….remember…live in the moment…what ever this moment gives you. It takes a long time to get this through my head, but I’m determined. Living in the moment is helping me so much.
After Stuart massaged a little, I felt better, he went back to working, and I rested a little more, thinking, this is a good moment, then I went back to the closet. I shocked Stuart and myself, I finished going through the closet!
It felt good.
The rest of the day was good. Dinner at the table. Watching fireflies on the back porch with my hubby. Stuart is from the desert, he didn’t grow up with fireflies, they amaze him. Every year when they start to come out I love to see his wonder watching the flicker of the little lights going through the yard. He loves the sounds of the insects, and smells of the forest. I love it all….but the mosquitoes love me! They never bother him. So sad, it always spoils the mood.
But we laughed and had a good night, playfully arguing over who loved who the most. (he never plays that game, it was funny)
Sunday started off very good too. I was sore from the day before. I slept a little late. I went downstairs and had breakfast. Started the day, and had the feelings of a headache starting….oh, it was starting in my eye. Oh no…that’s where the cluster headaches start, I was so hoping that wasn’t going to happen, then it moved…it shot through the right side of my head – a migraine! I took a Maxalt very quickly and the migraine didn’t last long….yay! the medicine worked. However, I got very dopey. Odd, that doesn’t usually happen. I was very sleepy. I had a little lunch. As the hours progressed, I continued to feel groggy. Finally, I decided to take a nap. I woke after dinner time. I ate something and watched a little TV, and went back to sleep. I was not feeling well.
I woke up a lot in the night with my stomach hurting so much. I was very nauseous and had a lot of acid indigestion. I took medicine for it, but it would not go away. I was awake most of the night. When Stuart woke up, I had him make me a Smoothie to help my tummy (it’s part of the elimination diet, you have one almost every morning), I thought it would help. It did make it better, but it still hurt. I took more medication and finally fell asleep.
This weekend I had 1 new thing I haven’t eaten before on this diet. Also, I ate more of something than I might should have. With Fructose Malabsorbtion, you not only have to watch what you eat but how much of it. So, I know have to figure out which of these caused these horrible symptoms. (I had grapes for the first time, and I had a lot of cabbage….hmmm, I’m thinking the grapes because I ate them on Saturday and again close to bedtime on Sunday. Right now I’m not eager to try either again any time soon!)
Today is the first day I have not made it out of bed in 2 weeks. I have simply felt icky. Tonight I did get a bath, and I do feel much better, but just having one little thing to eat that my body doesn’t react well to, really set me back.
I was surprised at all the symptoms that could have been caused by eating something I reacted to:
- feeling foggy/fatigued
- heartburn/acid indigestion
- stomach pain!
- hot and dizzy
- overall achiness
- gas/bloating (foul smelling)
- many trips to the bathroom
- pain in bladder and urinary track
Some of these may have just been because I did so much on Saturday, but I think most of it was caused from my reaction to the food I ate.
The last symptom may seem very obscure, but I have been plagued with very intense pain in my bladder and urinary track for a very long time. I’ve been on medication for it for years. I have been told I have Interstitial cystitis. Since I have started on this diet I have not had these symptoms. I have stopped taking the medication. The first sign of the symptoms again happened Sunday night….and they are gone now. I am not suggesting that I may not have this condition, I am suggesting that it may be irritated by certain foods (I have read that some studies suggest that in some patients it has been found that some foods were triggers for symptoms). I have been in pain with this for so long, and to have the pain simply disappear, almost overnight, is mind-boggling to me. *note, I have needed to go to the urologist to see more about this condition but have put it off because of my complications with Meniere’s and Migraines. I have put off many things because of these illnesses, as many of you know, they have taken up most of my time for the past few years.
I have a week full of activities planned, so I hope I feel much better tomorrow. I do feel much better tonight.
Coming soon, I will have a new look. Now that I have been feeling like I can get out. I’m getting my hair cut! And I really need new glasses….so, I’m changing that too! Wonder what I’ll look like????