Archives for: September 2004, 02
I figure if I can overeat carbs, I should be able to overeat veggies to make up for my often low green intake. I don't prepare and eat them often enough, so now I'm eating more when I do. I like them, so this isn't hard to do. Yesterday I ate a whole large bunch of collards with breakfast, today I ate half a plateful of broccoli (stacked high). And a bowl of berries each night. I share it all with my son, but he doesn't usually eat much...except of the berries.
We've done well with his gluten free diet this week. He's been filling in with fruit and beans, a healthier diet. I almost forgot today at Costco, they were giving out bread samples and I almost got him one, then I remembered not to. When I say we're doing well, I have some mixed feelings...so far it points to gluten being the cause of some of his problems. It's not near confirmed, but I'd be a bit sad if he had to grow up gluten free, and he got that gene from me. It's better to know, though, to keep him healthy.
I went to a new doctor today, as I no longer felt my doctor was taking me seriously. For some reason, I felt disloyal, and regretted that it was necessary as I've always been happy with my doctor and felt that the communication was good. Unfortunately, there are no BTD or IfHI doctors anywhere near me, so I went to an internist that I'd heard good things about. I was very impressed, he spent a lot of time and was very thorough going through all my medical records, medical history, and lab results. I already knew a lot of the things he explained to me, though not all of them, and it was nice to see a doctor who I could tell knows more than I do I'm sure they all do, but I don't always get the impression that they do or that they keep current on new research. I'm an interesting case, a strange combination of genes, and I was just worried we were overlooking something, some link, within it all. He did see some things he wanted to look into further, and ordered some more tests. I know many people who try to avoid going to doctors, and I can understand their reasoning. I'm sure sometimes I err on the side of too much medical care, but I take care of myself at the same time, and most of my medical care has been helpful... although this isn't the first time I've had to switch doctors.
After going to a new doctor, I recommend it. A new set of eyes and a new opinion is always a good thing. Maybe once doctors get to know you, they pay less attention to some things.