Friday, June 13, 2008

No Name

Wow, it's been 2 weeks since I blogged last time! I'll blame being busy, but it's not that easy. It's more of taking care of my family and myself. I've been to the dentist and may actually end up having a root canal some time in the next month. I don't have any free time to do it though until after July 11. We'll see what happens. Hopefully I can keep the pain under control until then. The other family crisis that we have been dealing with is Kim and her tummy. She has been having nausea upon eating any meal since before Spring Break. When we finally got to see the doctor, they took blood and suggested a wheat free diet. It took a couple of days to get to this diet, and Kim slowly started feeling better. 4 days later she was feeling really good and tried some baked beans that we knew to be wheat/gluten free. It make her feel so sick within minutes. Maybe the acidy tomatoes in it? Except that she can eat my spaghetti sauce with no problem at all. I let the doctor know that the regular wheat free diet was doing well, but the baked beans did her in. So we have an appointment to see a GI doctor, but it isn't until mid August unless there is a cancellation that we can get into. Very frustrating to say the least! The celiac sprue test that they did, came back negative. However, in the reading I have done, the final test for that is a biopsy. Kim is supposed to go back to a regular diet, but she doesn't want to. She's been feeling so much better that she doesn't want to change back. I don't blame her at all. I'm kind of tired of seeing her eat just rice, veggies and fruit. She doesn't like to eat meat too much and won't eat any dairy either because she thought she was lactose intolerant, but she won't even try some little things now like yogurt or cheese.

Here's some bread we made today. It is mostly rice flour and potato starch. It is pretty good.

I have been knitting, at least on Mr. Greenjeans. Almost done. The buttonband and re-doing the sleeve cuffs a littl bit.

Tomorrow Kim and I are going to sit at Streets of Tanabourne for a couple of hours with a group of other knitters for World Wide Knit in Public Day. Another woman and I and Kim were interviewed the other day for a local little paper. It will be fun to see what the reporter came up with. She's a knitter and will be there tomorrow as well. I found it online, it's just a little bit and there aren't any pictures, but I'll see it tomorrow in person and I'm pretty sure there will be some pictures. :)


Donna said...

You have my sympathies! David's having a root canal and crown, first appt is on Thursday. Hope Kim's tummy is sorted asap!

PurlsBeyondPrice said...

You know, my business partner Sandi isn't celiac, she's wheat allergic. She maintains a gluten free diet and feels so much better! I hope you get to a diagnosis soon so that Kim can figure out a diet that works for her and gets her all of the things she needs.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

So sorry to hear about Kim. I hope things get sorted out soon. With Chloe's Crohn's she was miserable and losing weight for about 4 months before we got her diagnosed.

Kristine said...

I'm not celiac, gluten-intolerant, or lactose-intolerant. I show my stress through my stomach. When I'm stressed, eating makes me nauseous. Sometimes I don't even realize how stressed I feel until I start feeling sick. I also find that making sure I stay well hydrated help.

I hope that you and Kim can get to the root of what's wrong, but if eating a gluten-free diet helps her feel better, well, there are worse things in the world!

Roxie said...

I'm lactose intolerant and can assure Kim that live culture yogurt and cheese that is over a year old will have no lactose. All the little culture beasties have eaten up the lactose already. How clever and helpful of them!

Also, sheep and goat cheese give me no troubles.

Bless her dear heart. I hope you get to the root of this soon!

Lavendersheep said...

I understand the tummy ache stuff. I have crohn's and it took me awhile to figure out what was causing it. What really helped me was keeping a food journal. I wrote down what I ate and when I felt bad. It really helped me to see patterns.