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Sat Dec 20th, 2014


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08:32 pm
Continuing in the grand tradition of Oh What A Week. Dentists and emergency shifts, acupuncture and emergency chiropracters, knees that go in and out of spasm in spite of the acupuncture and a lower back does the same in spite of the chiropracter. But it's been clear and dry for three days now, and I'm accordingly grateful.

Doctor recommends I look at the FODMAPS diet for IBS sufferers. Universal agreement is no garlic-- which is just fine by me-- and no onions, which is sad. No Greek yoghurt or sour cream or ice cream, sob; no beans or pulses, doh (but am allowed brussel sprouts and cabbage? sheesh, guys); no wheat ack! And then-- no avocadoes or beets or asparagus or mushrooms!!! no mangoes, lychees, pears, and raisins!!! no honey!!!

At least I can have pb and jam-- except my pb is made of soybeans, which is also a no.

And frankly, I think what's upset my stomach today was that salmon cheek I was given as a lagniappe at the Korean-Japanese sushi place yesterday. An interesting experience because I didn't know what it was when I first began exploring it with my chopsticks.

Also made the mistake of buying 'high traffic' carpet shampoo and using it on (half of) the living room rug. Should have known it'd be perfumed-- Febreeze levels of stink. Can't open a window because that's where the thermostat is, so went and bought a small Christmas tree and some pine boughs and hope the resin will mask the unspeakable chemical fug.
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From:incandescens
Date:December 21st, 2014 03:16 am (UTC)
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Much sympathy on all the issues, and on the possible diet. :P

Especial sympathy on the stinky shampoo. This is not a time of year that one can fling the window open to air the place out.
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From:flemmings
Date:December 21st, 2014 04:08 am (UTC)
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My Christmas aromatherapy is working a fair treat, though. Just spent a couple of hours on the sofa inhaling the nostalgic smell of pines, and no stink at all.
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From:yumiyoshi
Date:December 21st, 2014 03:52 am (UTC)
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I self imposed the same diet due to having Many Problems, and it has helped more than I'd like to admit. So: godspeed, and imo ... a tiny bit is still fine. (I will never ever give up guacamole unless it is life or death, okay.)
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From:flemmings
Date:December 21st, 2014 04:12 am (UTC)
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That's... good to know, I guess. The major culprits I can either do without or, well, know I feel better without (white flour, I'm looking at you.) With veg a little usually goes a long way in any case. Mushrooms have never particularly bothered me, or the odd tablespoon of avocado, and yes, life is flat without these things.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:December 21st, 2014 06:17 am (UTC)
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Sorry to hear that. It sounds like a hard diet to be on. Hopefully, you'll e ale to explore adding things back in after everything clams down.
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From:flemmings
Date:December 21st, 2014 01:53 pm (UTC)
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Elimination and reintroduction is the key, evidently. Not as strictly as an allergy diet-- just to find what the particular triggers are. As with food intolerances, I fancy it's the ones you crave that are the worst for you, sigh. Oh my croissants, my beautiful croissants!
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From:mvrdrk
Date:December 21st, 2014 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I love croissants, too! Still, it might be worth it.

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