I tried to eat what the nutritionist in CA wanted me to eat. I tried eating “regular” foods, foods containing gluten. I ate wheat bread, and wheat and oat cereals, that hurt going down.
I began feeling very sick one week, and I told SpecialK that I would be fine if I didn’t have to eat anything. Late that day, I got very sick. Twice sick in the following week, and I knew I had my answer.
I needed to return to eating gluten free, in order to be able to keep food in my belly, and to keep my weight above 100 pounds. SpecialK had promised that if my weight read more like a temperature, he was going to take me to the hospital.
He told me at the end of those two weeks that I had felt better eating gluten free and lactose free, and in his “I never went to medical school, but even I can see what needs to happen” tone, took all of the wheat products to work. Where no one else wanted them, and they got tossed in the trash.
I have returned to eating gluten free, and I have stopped getting sick. While my CA nutritionist didn’t believe that I needed to eat gluten free, my FL nutritionist knew that wheat in my belly was not a good thing, and I have returned to her suggested way of eating. Fewer carbs, all gluten free grains, and I would weigh more than 100 pounds. Not so many more pounds, but that’s for another doctor to figure out. Oh, and I will be starting with new doctors in our new area, so there remains hope.
Decisions can be good, and I feel good that I know how to go forward.