April 19, 2007

HEY VICTORIA

Hey Victoria
For Earth Week I'm doing a demo for VIVA at their earthday event. I'll be doing a demo at The Esquimalt rec center on Saturday around 5-ish. Don't be late!! :) More info is HERE. Hope to see you there.

In other news... I went to visit my naturopath Dr. Amy yesterday and we're working on my tummy issues. A number of years ago I was in a car accident and hurt my back, my doctor at the time prescribed some pain killers which stripped the lining of my stomach and sent me to the emergency doubled over in pain where they gave me some other medication that made me dizzy. It was a gong show.

So I took control of the situation by insisting they send me to a back specialist (was feeling better from the accident in about 2 weeks - thanks for nothing doctor) but unfortunately ever since then my stomach hasn't been the same. I worked on healing my tummy with natural remedies, and it worked ok for a while but this last year things have changed.

I have had quite a bit of personal stress in the last year and my tummy has become very sensitive to all sorts of food items and has gotten to the point now where I've had to eliminate A LOT of things from my diet just to feel normal, I even had to cancel my trip to Toronto last year because of my stomach.

So time for a new plan... Time to heal my gut for good!!

First order of business is a blood test to determine what I'm allergic to. I had scratch-testing done about 15 years ago, but I am now reacting to things I never had a problem with before... so a new test will be done at the end of the week and I'm excited and dreading the results.

This week I have to eat EVERYTHING I think I may be allergic to and get that into my system before the test. You should have seen Gerry's face light up when I told him that. It's been MONTHS since we've had tomatoes and I think he envisioned a week of hot dogs and nachos. *laugh*

We had nachos last night for dinner where I ate corn, salsa and yves ground round (all three things kill my tummy). Besides the tummy pain... I blow up like a balloon. I woke up today and I have the stomach of a 8 month pregnant woman... it's not a good look because it's just a corn baby in there and corn babies are not cute.

I also ate a wheat pizza with tomato sauce and green peppers and red onions yesterday for lunch (all things that kill my stomach) and I finished it and had to go lay down immediately for a nap. I was completely overwhelmed with fatigue. Crazy.

I can't wait till this week is over and I can get this blood test done and out of the way. Once the test is done I am going on a cleanse that will help clear out my system and then we can work on healing my insides.

I can't wait to get my body feeling like it should.

4 comments:

paisley said...

So sorry you have to go through that. I feel for ya. I have ulcerative colitis, which is an inflammation in the large intestin and you get ulcers that bleed. Your immune system thinks something is wrong in that spot and attacks it. It sucks. I have had really good results drinking 1-2 shots of wheat grass everyday, and then the vegan diet goes with out saying, Dairy is the devil. I havent had the wheat grass for a while but I'm still feeling well and not having any symptoms. The vegan diet has changed my life. And your first 2 books were such an inspiration to me. I can't wait to get your newest book. I hope you feel better soon. And yes I to have had the corn baby in my tummy, not only is it frightful to look at it hurts.
Stay well,
Paisley

KleoPatra said...

Oh wow, Sarah. This is really a tough time for you and your body. I hope and wish and pray that the answers to your health issues come swiftly and in full.

Sending you good thoughts for healing, warmth, peace and light.

AND HERE'S TO A HEALTHY SARAH!

vegan-e said...

Man

I'm so sorry you are going through this! Hopefully your test results will give you some answers once and for all. I'm sure your body will feel GREAT after your cleanse/detox. :)

Well wishes and healing thoughts!!

cherry girl said...

Food allergies are SOOO not fun! I have that whole wheat thing where it gives me cramps and bloating too. Hope that your results done mean you have too give up too many more things!