>> Wednesday, September 5, 2007

I guess the good thing about a blog is that I can complain all I want. I'm sure my family is tired of hearing me complain so I'll just write out my woes...

Everyday for EIGHT weeks now I've had a bad headache...some days a full-blown migraine...and almost constant nausea...very bad pain after eating almost anything. Oh, and let's not forget the anxiety. I am not equalized! BUT the good news is it's almost been 3 weeks of no caffeine, sugar of any kind, white flour and anything processed. I think the new diet is helping...let's put it this way...I'm not intending it to be a quick fix...I think it will help in the long run. But I've read that when healing through diet, it sometimes has to get worse before it gets better.

I am starting to see some things emerge though. For instance, after eating a piece of whole grain toast the other day I felt HORRIBLE. Ok, no more wheat for awhile and see how that goes, well, for that matter no gluten. Today I woke up with hives everywhere. I'm guessing it was the goat cheese omelette I had yesterday. So no more eggs for awhile. My body is talking to me in a whole new way. I've taken away everything that was "masking" what was really going on inside my body...caffeine, sugar, ibuprofen. Now that they've been removed my body is telling me the true story. We'll just keep eliminating all the culprits until my body feels equalized. I'm not interested in a quick fix anymore. I'm in this for the long haul.

On the flip side however I'm so thankful that this has FORCED me to come to a complete standstill. I've gone hardly anywhere over the past 8 weeks. And I have to say I'm enjoying it. I've spent most of my time in the kitchen with the kids chopping, slicing, dicing...trying new recipes. Or just laying around with them. I'm thankful for this new routine. God says, "all things work for good" and God is using my "illness" to bring me closer to my family. For that I'm truly thankful.


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