So about six weeks ago, life was wonderful, I was feeling great, and I wrote a post titled “Do I Still Have Celiac Disease?”
Naturally, it was a bit tongue in cheek, but I was going thru a seriously great stretch health-wise.
Well I can now answer that question with a resounding, frustrating, exasperated YES, I STILL HAVE CELIAC DISEASE!
I’ve been thru a week of hell.
- I have been ungodly tired. How tired? Yesterday I got into bed at 2:00pm. Woke up at 7. Ate a bit. Back to sleep at 8. Got up at 4:30am. Back to bed at 6. Finally got up at 9. For those of you counting at home, that’s 16.5 hours of sleep and I’m still falling asleep at my desk.
- I always feel full, even when I’m hungry. For those of you without celiac disease, that may make no sense. But I’m sure my fellow celiacs can relate.
- I’m having a real hard time focusing at work, which is totally pissing my boss off. Thankfully I work for myself so I can tell my boss to go to hell.
- I just feel…off. Again, hard to explain but so annoying nonetheless.
So what the hell happened?
Did I anger the gluten gods and give into temptation? Nope.
Did I try something new without doing my due diligence? Nope.
Was I cross-contaminated by one of the Dudettes? Don’t think so.
The fact is I have no idea…at all. And that can drive a Dude crazy.
The only new food introduced into my system in the past week was bread.
Just kidding…it was plantain chips from Trader Joes. They checked out fine, but I’ve heard others warn about Trader Joes before, saying they are not the most careful when it comes to cross-contamination.
So now I’ve got X amount of weeks/months ahead of me as my body tries to heal.
And on top of it all, this article comes out today: The Gluten-Free Lie: Why Most Celiacs Are Slowly Dying
I’m going to take a nap now. Wake me up when they find a cure for celiac disease.