We had a lovely New Year's Eve Toddler Party. Yes. Toddler Party.
It ended at 10:20. This was just fine with the women of the family.
The next day I was admitted to the hospital. Again. I am not sure if I have mentioned it on here before but I have been a few times lately with stomach issues. PAINFUL stomach issues.
And now I am out of the hospital and faced with the daunting reality that food hurts. Eating food hurts badly enough that I get hospitalized with a large IV and really good medications.
This is not a break. I have six kids. It means I come home to a disaster zone. Its simply easier to stay out of the hospital and quit eating.
Now I LIKE food. I like to eat food. I like to smell food. And although I am not even that overly successful at it, I like to cook food. If I was one of those "should be shot" Naturally Size Zeros who eats the odd green leaf only to stay alive, maybe this wouldn't bother me. But it does.
I would write the food list that I am not allowed to eat on here but it would take several pages. The list I am allowed to eat?
One day, Meat. Without any sauce, flavor, garlic or onion ESPECIALLY.
Rice. Plain. Well maybe a bit of salt.
Broth. STRAINED broth. Just to be sure no flavor gets through.
Potatoes and Corn. Green Beens. Maybe one day when my stomach heals enough.
Exciting isn't it?
By summer I am going to be the grouchiest size 2 around. Either that or I am taking out a room at the local hospital and asking to keep the IV in.
The real question is a life without chocolate a life worth living? No coffee? No diet coke?
*** For those that care, I am on the FODMAPS Diet which specifically addresses people with fructose allergies. I have that in combination with a wheat allergy, and a colon not happy about all the abdominal surgeries in my past and the resulting scar tissue. IT SUCKS.