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Friday, October 28, 2011

I wanted to lose 5 pounds, but this is not how I wanted to do it.

I had an unexpected, unwelcome, and unpleasant visitor this week. An upset stomach. Again. I was out of commission for 24 hours, basically praying that I could either 1) die and get it over with or 2) finally puke everything out and get it over with.

It was so bad on Wednesday that I asked Alissa if she could take Aspen for me until Kev got home. Little did I know Kev was working in Utah county and wouldn't be home until almost 7pm. Thankfully, all the timing issues worked out and I was free to spend about 2.5 hours alternately sleeping on the bathroom floor under a towel and puking my guts out while Aspen played at Alissa's. I don't know what I would have done if she hadn't been able to rescue me from a very upset child. Every time I threw up Aspen would scream and throw a fit. I couldn't keep her out of the bathroom, and I obviously couldn't have her in there with me. So I was very grateful for the help.

Kev got home and found me on the floor, and was there just in time to pat my back while I threw up again. Then he gathered up Aspen and we had a friend come over to assist Kev while he gave me a priesthood blessing. I spent the rest of the night in bed while Kev took care of Aspen.

Thursday morning I threw a fit and begged Kev to stay home. I got up to make Aspen toast and almost threw up at the smell of it. My stomach wanted nothing to do with food, and I couldn't stand the thought of trying to care for Aspen all by myself while feeling so sick. Despite all Kev had to do that day, he stayed home. It was for the best though, because I couldn't sit upright until late afternoon.

All my reasoning suggests a dietary intolerance, which is unfortunate for many reasons-- one being that I'm not exactly sure what it is that is setting me off. My guess is dairy. It's basically the only constant in my diet. Whether macaroni and cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, milk or ice cream... it's the only element of my diet I can distinctly remember eating the day before getting sick.

If anyone knows me, you know I could eat ice cream non-stop. Trying to cut out dairy is going to be extremely hard. But I think it can be good for me and my family. I will have more thoughtful meal-planning due to dietary restrictions. Ok, so that's the only good thing I can think of.

Have you ever heard of anyone developing an intolerance or allergy like this in adulthood? I haven't and it pisses me off. Although, I'm also the kind of person who developed an allergy to cold at the age of 18. So I'm obviously special.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Liv,

    hope you feel better know.

    Unfortunately it is possible and not so rare to develop intolerance to dairy products as an adult. There is some hope though, it might go away after some time.

    Good luck,



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