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Love/Hate Update 4/4/2016

Hi everyone!  Sorry it’s been forever since my last post.  The past few weeks have been a mess of pain flares and stomach bugs and mental health junk, and I think I want to live in a giant bubble to ward off misfortune.  But I digress.  I finally feel like blogging again, so here’s a love/hate update!



-Praying in Color.  It’s helping me feel a little bit less awkward about where I am spiritually.  Check out Praying In Color by Sybil Macbeth.  You won’t be sorry!

-Stress Away Essential Oil from Young Living.  It’s like a tropical vacation in a bottle.  Click here to purchase!

-Parks and Recreation.  This show solves any problem.



-feeling like something is wrong with me because I don’t have the energy to be the person I was before I got sick.  I feel like people who knew me before then don’t recognize me anymore.  I also feel like this is all my fault somehow.

-All the planning and research I have to do in order to eat out safely at new restaurants.  Half the menu from the local Chinese place is out due to gluten, shellfish, or cross-contamination from shellfish.  I have talked to managers on more than one occasion, not to complain but to make sure my food is safe.  I hate having to do that, but the reality is that my shellfish allergy has gotten worse over time.  It’s much better to be safe than sorry.  Wearing an alert bracelet helps me feel like it’s more “legit” but sometimes I just want to go out to eat without having to be hyper-vigilant!

-when people who are not gluten-intolerant request gluten-free food at restaurants.  These people have no respect for the extra care and prep work that goes into making gluten-free food.  When I order something that is GF and ask them to put an allergy alert card on my plate, I thank them from the bottom of my heart.  People who aren’t gluten intolerant should count their lucky stars.  It’s a medical necessity, not a lifestyle choice.

I guess that’s it for now.  Hope you’re all doing well!