I have tried to start this post several times. Different ways to word what I am thinking.
I cannot fully articulate, for some reason, how difficult it is to have food allergies such as gluten and lactose.
It is not difficult for me. It is difficult for everyone else….I guess thus for me too.
Picture this: four plus years ago a good friend of mine is eating a sandwich and tells me to take a bite of it. It is an avocado sandwich. It was really yummy. She says, “It is made from my own bread I make, which is gluten-free, can you tell?”. “Nope”, I respond having no clue what in the hell she is talking about.
She comes over for dinner another night and I am frantically trying to figure out what to serve. What is gluten?? That night I remember telling her, “I don’t know how you can live like this”. She smiles and responds, “It’s easy…unless I go somewhere”.
For over fifteen years I have had severe digestive issues. Really since I was a child, but it worsened as I got older and as I had children. Continue reading