The WordPress word of the day is plaint. No plaints around here, however. Although our house and our bodies as well as the bodies of the dogs appear to be in a competition to see who or what can fall apart first, when one of our kids calls we tell them we’re all fine.
True, we spent over $400 this week on vet bills, both dogs brought low after eating what smelled like a rotten chili pepper a bird, squirrel or another animal dragged in the yard from someone’s garbage. Undoubtedly, the capsaicin deterred the original scavenger from finishing what he started, but, dogs are dumb when it comes to food.
Oh what to do? Dr Herman told me I would not have to fast if I did the video capsule camera thingy for my small intestine. Now, I have received a letter with instructions reminiscent of the one I received for the colonoscopy and endoscopy. You know with words like “clear liquid diet,” and “Magnesium Citrate.” Yuk!
If Dr Lessin was not pushing me to find the cause of the iron deficiency that shows up on my blood tests, (one of two causes, i.e. internal bleeding or malabsorption of nutrients), I would chuck the whole thing. But, as my GP, Doc L has the final approval of the knee replacement surgery. Darn. I am scheduled for the video camera capsule procedure July 11. The results won’t be back for several weeks. I can see this surgery being postponed yet again. I hope not, but I am realistic.
My first loaf of bread. Not bad for a beginner.
There is no cure for Celiac Disease, at least not one the Pharmacos can address. As a result, very few dollars pay for research in this area. However, CD is real, affecting many children. And CD is never cured, only addressed through a gluten-free diet. Thus my recent efforts to find ways to prepare gluten-free foods.
Yesterday, I baked my very first loaf of bread EVER, and this first loaf is gluten-free.
I am experimenting with various recipes, and this particular effort is the result of a mix. Below the remains after we each had a few warm slices of the bread slathered in butter. The leftovers will also go to good use as French toast, bread pudding, or something else.