Gluten Sensitivity & Recurring UTI


This picture was taken on top of Pine Mountain, in Georgia. 

Today is Tuesday – April 18, 2017.


The weekend was a rough one for me. Well…. I say it was rough. It was really an easy one because I didn’t do a darn thing!! It was a beautiful weekend, too. I hate that I didn’t feel well enough to get out and enjoy it.

I spent the weekend lying around the house, having no energy and feeling SO sleepy!

I’m pretty sure that it was the pizza and brownies that we had on Friday night. I think that stupid gluten did me in!

I hate this. Pizza is my all-time favorite food!! That’s got to be what it was is. (I’m still feeling blah!) I felt so much better last week! So… I guess it’s back to making smoothies and eating less carbs. …. sigh.

Yesterday, my right lower back was hurting. I had this problem about a month ago and went to the doctor. They tested me for a UTI, and yep. I had one. That was the second one I have had this year! Now…. I think I have my third! Whaaaaaa…!!  This is scary to me. All I can think of is the worst! I want my old self back so badly.

I need to find a job, too. Unfortunately, I don’t think working outside my house is the thing for me. Mostly because of how I feel. My days are unpredictable. I never know if it’s going to be a good day or a bad day. This is part of the reason that I am unemployed right now. I left a very good job partly because of my health.

I need to get some chores done, but all I want to do is go crawl back in my bed! I don’t hurt today. I’m just sleepy and tired. Things could be worse, I suppose.


Gluten Is Not My Friend

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I pray you had a nice Easter. The weather here was absolutely beautiful!!! Unfortunately, I didn’t feel well enough to get out and enjoy it. (which is SO NOT like me!!) I felt exhausted all weekend and all I wanted to do was be lazy. The “old me” would have been out riding my bike or working in the yard. The “new me” thinks about it and says… I’m too tired. I just want to go back to bed. 

I am finally coming to the realization that I am not going to be able to eat gluten. From what I have read, Gluten is NOT a friend of someone who has Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I have been trying to cut back on it, just to see what would happen. I can tell now that I feel better when I avoid gluten.

Gluten is in SO MANY foods!! UGH! And of course… it is in ALL of my favorites. We had pizza for dinner on Friday night. Pizza is my absolute favorite food. I’m going to have to find a pizza place that serves gluten-free pizza. (I’m making a face right now because I KNOW it won’t be as good!)

Even this morning… I slept well, but I feel SO TIRED. I keep shutting my eyes and telling myself to “wake up!”.