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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Long Time No See

I feel like I've failed my site. 

This is the first blog post I've written in over a month.  And, fuck has it been a crazy month.  While on my gluten free diet, my health started to deteriorate.  The returning symptoms were primarily neurological in nature.  Pain, asymmetrical numbness, but very little issues when it comes to my digestive system.  I thought that maybe I would introduce gluten back into my diet, and see if I was truly gluten intolerant, or if it was merely a coincidence. 

After eating gluten continuously for the last two weeks, I have noticed an occasional stomach issue.  The biggest difference I can tell is psychologically.  I am much more stressed out and depressed now than what I was before.

Last week, I saw an allergist.  They did a series of tests for food allergies.  Of the 82 foods I was tested for, I was allergic to none.  Not allergic in the least to wheat, barley, oats, malt, or rice.  The doctor wants to do another blood test for Celiac, but is saying that it will almost definitely come back negative.  It is extremely rare for someone to be allergic to gluten, without having even a hint of another food allergy.  I had a number of vials of blood taken to be tested for every auto-immune disease under the sun.  I am scheduled to see my doctor tomorrow for the results.  I don't know what makes me more nervous, finding out that I have an auto-immune disorder, or hearing that I'm fine.

In other recent news, I have been putting a number of hours into the animal rescue.  It's easily the most rewarding thing I've ever done.  I love helping these little guys find homes.  There are days when it is extremely stressful, though.  Not because of the dogs, or the work that I do.  But, because of some of the cunts that I have to deal with, and the drama they tend to create.  If we could only boot some of the egos and the arrogance from the group, life would be much easier.  As it is, there are some days when it's not even worth trying. 

I'm tired.  It's as simple as that.  I'm going to try to schedule out my life, as I have been neglecting some of the things that are very important to me.  Dedicate so much time per week to my site.  So much to helping my friends with their adoption blog.  So much toward my political activism.  So much to my family.  And, so much to the rescue.  It all sounds great in theory.  It will be interesting to see how the logistics work themselves out.


Anonyvox said...

You know, I think that the current tests can't adequately capture gluten sensitivity. While they may be able to diagnose an allergy, as currently defined, there's something that a lot of people have that gets lumped as an allergy, but really isn't. That's just my hunch. But too many people feel so much better when they kick gluten. I'd probably be one of them, and I've tested negative for the allergy.