I am not going to sugar coat it; it is tough to make these new adjustments. I get that it is only food and the changes I am making are helping my body. I am fully aware and comprehend that, but you try having to give up everything I needed to, sit at the dinner table night after night with a similar-looking plate of food in front of you while you watch your family chow down on some of your favorite dishes. It is tough.
I am normally used to food restrictions. Growing up with multiple food allergies will prepare you for that. This is a new level of restrictions, though. As I struggle to adjust, I also struggle with serval different emotional reactions caused by distant negativity and unsettling thoughts: one being will this actually go away and I will be able to enjoy pizza again? Or am I stuck with this for life?
Once you get past the week or so of detoxing and all the symptoms subside, you have a clearer vision of what it is you truly have to face day after day: questions and doubt.
After my first post, I received a lot of feedback. Most being encouraging words, which I thank those endlessly for. The other feedback was questions followed by doubtful responses to my answers. Yes, Intestinal Candidiasis can be cured with probiotics. I would have loved for it to be that easy, but my case is different. Not only do I have an extreme build up of yeast in my stomach causing interior damage, but I also have an endless list of food allergies. The current doctor I am seeing to help me treat this has discovered that my body is reacting in serval different ways to various foods.
Since my allergy to corn, I have become a strong believer in avoiding chemical-filled medication and treating myself organically and naturally. While this choice was manly made due to the fact that I am allergic to basically all medications, I was also finally aware of the harmful toxins in those medicines.
Treating Candidia naturally comes with its own list of restrictions. On top of that, my doctor also discovered that my body is weakened by dairy, grains, nuts, soy, tomatoes, eggplant, mushrooms, pepper, paprika, and, of course, corn. Which is why I have an even stronger restriction list at the moment.
Today marks week two since I found out about this all. Someone told me my best resource is to write down how I am feeling to help me adjust, as well as hopefully helping other. Which is why I am sharing about how I find the adjustments to be rough. I am saddened by the whole situation and I even get awfully sick and nervous with just the thought of having to go out in public while dealing with my new reality. Yet, on the flip side, I feel great! My stomach does not feel like a boulder resigns inside of it, my skin has cleared up a lot, and I do not have the consistent feeling of always being itchy. I am sleeping better at night, my head is not foggy, I have lost some weight; these are just some of the great things that have come out of only 14 days in. The negativity is strong, the doubtful thoughts can take over, but the physical feeling, that can overcome it all.
Just take a deep breath. It is okay to cry, and it is okay to feel scared, and only find comfort in binding yourself in your own home. But you also do not want to miss out on what could be a great day with the people who care about you most. Only twelve more days until you find out what step two is... until we find out what step two is.
Until next week…