Apr. 19th, 2016

Gluten

Apr. 19th, 2016 11:17 pm
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So, I went gluten free about a week and a half ago, and my digestive system is finally almost back to normal. I'm still getting some of the symptoms I was for the past monthish, but not nearly as severe, and not as often. I'm not even sure it was the gluten - obviously, I'll add it back in after awhile (I'm thinking a couple months, because I hear that's about how long it takes to get out) and we'll see for sure. It could have been a bacterial infection that got out of control, it could have been a partial obstruction, or any number of different things. But because it's died down so much, I can't really imagine it's something really serious. If it were, I would think it would have become much worse, or at least stayed the same, over time (and subsequently, I would have already been to a doctor.)

I have noticed some different things while being off gluten, though - my sinuses seem to be clearer, and my left knee has hurt much less than it has in a couple years. Still, it's not really proof of gluten intolerance or celiac disease - my left knee could be better because I haven't weight lifted in over a month, and my sinuses might be clearer because I've been getting plenty of fresh air.

At any rate, I'm really happy that this cleared up without a need to spend money - especially because medicaid screwed me out of insurance this year.

The past week has been fairly busy - I'm getting outside quite a bit, and avoiding this damn PC as much as I can. I finished Understanding Power by Noam Chomsky (excellent read on US foreign policy, capitalism, and else) and have been running a John Deere caterpillar for my father, working on some drainage ditches in the field. I'm sunburned all to hell.

Tomorrow I'm rototilling the neighbor lady's garden (as long as the equipment holds together) and my uncle needs my help moving some furniture out of his trailer. I'm assuming he will also need some help with moving some junk around, too (he's the semi-hoarder) but we'll see.

Now that I'm feeling better, I'm thinking of getting myself back to working here shortly. I thought about it long and hard, and I think something more temporary is best right now - I'm still not sure what I'm doing in life, but I really don't want to resign myself to a career around here just yet. Especially if there's no pressing need for it.

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