Sick & Swap Meet

Woke up feeling a bit like crap today but not as bad as I thought I  would.  It actually started Friday with the hot/cold sweats and sore throat then turned into coughing, sneezing, ringing ears, etc.    Have to be over it by Thursday to see my new Nephrologist.

My husband and I went to the Swap Meet yesterday and I got a Hula Hoop which I am looking forward to using in the back yard for exercise.  I know I will suck but it will be fun to try.  We also got some animal beds for the animals.  Firepies’ is a tent and while she is not used to hers yet, I am trying to lure her into it with catnip and toys.  I think she will like it eventually.  She keeps going in and out of it now.

We are actually looking for wall pictures but the selection was extremely slim so we may go to a larger Swap Meet next wknd.

Gluten Free Info

So I found another site that sells Gluten/Wheat Free foods for like 50% off retail price.  Unfortunately, not a lot of actual meal type foods so I have to get creative;  but I am saving a lot of money anyway.

We did go to B.J’ Restaurant & Brewery and Claim Jumper lately and both have Gluten Free Menu’s.   I wish more take-outs did.

I purchased the book, “Gluten Free For Dummies” and it is very informative.  It talks about how you can have all the tests done (which I haven’t) and they can all say you are negative for Celiac but technically, you can still have Celiac Disease.  Sometimes, I wonder because I still have stomach issues even when having had no Wheat or Gluten.  However, I’m not sure it’s been two months yet since I’ve been on this Gluten Free diet so it may not be cleared from my system all the way.  I also read that Gluten can cause headaches, osteoporosis, and even early menopause..all of which I have experienced.  I have noticed lately the headaches have been getting much better. (knock on wood).

Every time I say that I seem to get a migraine within a day or so.) .

Health Update..Not Again.

I had written a post a while back about becoming a recluse.  I think my therapist has it right when she said something about once my stomach gets better I may what to go out and do more.  I can’t stand my body now and don’t want to go anywhere in public it is so embarrassing.  After using a public restroom, I can hardly make eye contact with whoever is at the sink since my body is so stinky and noisy that I’ve had to courtesy flush at least 3x while in the stall.  I’ve given up my Bible Study group because I don’t even like using her bathroom knowing someone may use it after me or I may be in there to long or my stomach may make some weird noise in the middle of the study.  Surprisingly, I found out today that she (my neighbor heading the study) is probably going to stop anyway because she is just to busy for it.

Then, I have developed another sore throat or at least it feels as if my left gland might be swollen and my left ear is aching terribly periodically.  How can one get sick by barely going anywhere?  I don’t think I’ve been anywhere in a month except maybe the grocery store.