I just got a call from my doctor.
The good news is that I don’t have Celiac Disease. Of course, as she pointed out, that doesn’t mean I can eat wheat without experiencing joint and muscle pain as a result. We only know that I’m not flattening out the intestinal cilia when I do. I […]
I had a really good friend a bunch of years ago who said, “There are two types of people, those who get Bike Religion, and those who don’t.”
I get it.
Today was the first day since 1998 that I took a solo bike ride. I remember the last one. Tim was recovering from his […]
I know the detox process is just that, a process. And yet, when I have a day that is as stellar as yesterday, waking up this morning and finding myself back in the process is somewhat….um….disappointing.
I knew there was going to be trouble last night. I roamed far and wide yesterday, stopping here, stopping […]
Woweee!!! I woke up this morning at 8:30 and I was wide awake.
The majority of the brain frogs left during the night, and taken with them most of the pain. Now, I’m not going completely off pain meds today, but I can see a future. Maybe that light at the end of the tunnel […]
Gluten-free day 4. So far, no light at the end of the tunnel that isn’t an oncoming freight train.
I think the worst part of the detox is that it feels like things are getting worse instead of better. More pain, more fatigue as my body tries to rid itself of what it perceives as […]
I was at a Passover Seder the other night. Particularly meaningful was when the matzah was lifted up and the words uttered, “This is the bread of affliction….” More true for me than for anyone else at the table. I’m still waiting for the results of the celiac test, but my own personal test for […]
Braised Kale and Tortellini
I’ve been craving dark green, leafy veggies lately. The Kale at the market looked amazing, so I brought home two bunches. Kale is pretty boring steamed, but sauteed, it takes on new life. I’d not braised it, however, and was curious as to how that might come […]
Today I know two things. I know that yesterday I finally went and had blood drawn for the Celiac test. I also know that the results don’t matter.
On Monday, February 7th, my internist and I decided that I should be tested for Celiac Disease. After 2 years of being mostly gluten-free (or gluten-lite), I […]