Honestly, I feel myself sinking into depression over this, and the full diagnostic panel hasn't even come back yet. It's so discouraging when all the foods mentioned above are healthy foods, things I was putting in my body thinking it was good for me, and realizing I wasn't doing myself any favors.
I'm at a crossroads right now. I can choose to let this get me down or I can choose not to play victim. Even though I'm crying as I type this, I'm choosing not to play victim. Sure, there are going to be times that I'm just sick of my diet restrictions, but I really want to focus on what I CAN have as apposed to what I can't have.
Honestly, this is going to be tough! I go through a box of granola cereal a week (think oats and coconut, 2 big no-nos!). There are so many things on this list that I eat all the time, but I want to feel better. I'm tired all the time. My joints ache often. Sometimes I just feel so foggy headed with no explanation. I'm 21 and feel 81. I'm realizing that there is going to be very little processed food that I can eat. Call me crunchy, but I'm ok with that. I've just got to start making more kitchen staples out of Lurly kosher* foods. And thank goodness coffee isn't on the no-no list!
*Lurly kosher is a term coined by my husband for foods that are ok for me to eat.
PS. I haven't forgotten about part 2 of the birthcontrol posts! If y'all follow my blog, you know I'm not consistent at posting. It will get there eventually ;-)