As promised, I have a few big announcements to make. I’ll make one today and one tomorrow. This one is kind of sad, for me. Not for you, so don’t worry. You see, apparently it’s common for your allergies to change as you grow, um, older. And that it’s common in your late 20’s to develop a new allergy or for an old allergy to change. Well, since I am now officially in my late 20’s (ouch) it seems I have become a statistic. Yes, I do believe I have a food allergy. To dairy.
Dude, dairy is in everything.
At least all the good foods.Cheese, Milk and yogurt are the obvious culprits. But chocolate, chips, bread, butter, sour cream, cheeseburgers, donuts and cupcakes, nachos, cheese fries, Alfredo and Stroganoff sauces, waffles and pancakes, and some cereals. I seem to find something new everyday. I could deal with all that, there are some fine substitutes out there for all those things. But then I realized. The worst one.
No Ice Cream.
Now there are some great Coconut substitutes, Trader Joe’s has a great one. But nothing beats real ice cream. Even then I thought, it’s going to be okay. This is easy, it’ll just be like going on a weird diet.
This is a substantial life change. I think it hit mister and me when we were out and decided to stop at a Greek restaurant for lunch. They have the best Gyros, and we were both so excited until I remembered, No Feta, No Tzatziki. I got a salad, with olive oil and gyro meat. And then I got a cocktail.
It hasn’t been easy, and it’s not going to be easy. But I’m about three solid weeks free of dairy and I feel amazing. I feel so good that I finally realize how long I’ve been sick. Really I’ve been feeling some symptoms for about a year, but they started getting increasingly worse 4-5 months ago and finally about 2 months ago I really took note and decided to change something.
I have yet to go to the doctor and get this confirmed. I have an appointment soon, and we’ll figure it out from there. Instead of immediately going to the doctor, I called my two best friends who have their own food allergies and asked for their opinions. They told me their experiences, and I took their advice. Plus, those tests are flipping expensive! I just wanted to have an idea of what it could be before I went in.
So there is one of the big announcements. I’ll make sure to talk about this more, and share some stories with you guys. For now, just watch this clip from Portlandia.
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