It's been a week since I've been eating "normal". And the pain is back, even worse. This morning when I got out of bed my knees buckled, the pain was so great. What is going on?
Today I picked up an old copy of Living Without, a food magazine for those with food allergies and sensitivities. The article I turned to was about being allergic to nightshade vegetables. It seems that tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, peppers and chili peppers can, in some people, cause arthritic pain, nerve pain and other central nervous system problems. Really?
Then I remember that two nights ago I had made a delicious roasted chicken dish with roasted potatoes and I had the leftovers for lunch the next day. The next couple of day my legs were killing me. I couldn't figure out why, until I read that article. Not more food problems.
What's a girl to do? I am already GF, I tried meat free and now I am to be free of certain vegetables too. I just don't understand why. Do I want to give up more foods? Yes, if it means I can run and hike and chase my granddaughter... pain free. What a sacrifice! Yet it is doable.
I am going to give it a try for three more weeks. No more roasted potatoes, mashed or baked. No fajitas with peppers. No Eggplant Parmigiana. No spaghetti sauce or fresh tomatoes on my salad. I will let you know if it works and is worth it.
It will be if I can walk without grimacing.
|Gabriela, so happy and carefree on the swing, (her mother was within reaching distance!)|
I love the smudge of dirt on her nose:)
|Happily sitting and posing for her Easter portrait.|
|Not so happy now.|
|See what I mean about keeping up with her!|