So Audrey and I are celebrating our one year anniversary of being totally wheat free. Which means it's been a year since Audrey was released from the hospital for a UTI. While the doctor never said so (since she's a twit and doesn't believe in the food/body connection) I totally believe it was our eating wheat like it was going out of style for the two months prior that lead to the UTI.
To be honest, I had been ignoring the signs of her allergy. The broken out skin, the gas, the night fits, I had my head in the sand. Thinking back now, I don't know why or how I could do that. I was upset about the move and all I wanted to was feel normal to eat like a normal person. So I did. So we did. So Audrey paid for it. All my fault.
Once we brought our baby home I went totally wheat-free. With the exception of communion each Sunday, I've had no wheat for the last year. I do miss wheat. There are times I watch people eat doughtnuts or hamburgers and think man I really want to eat one. Just one bite can't hurt. But it does so I don't.
I got a Facebook comment from a momma who is going gluten-free for her child. I could hear the stress in her comment and it made me realize that I don't talk too much about my wheatless life, anymore. Once I came to see it as my normal, once I stopped fighting it, I just stopped talking about it. I'll try to remember to talk about the struggles. To remember that helplessness I felt when I first when wheatfree and the joy/calm that still comes over me when I meet other wheatless folk. So I'll try to share tips and reviews and the such.
So tip number 1, if you have just gone wheatless/gluten-free know that you are not alone. Know you can do it. Know that it is okay to morn the loss of wheat.