Monday, February 20, 2012

I've decided to continue blogging over at my old blog. Not that I've ever been a "style" blogger but this blog is just not doing it for me. I loved writing about my travels and at this point just feel more comfortable at my old stomping grounds, so you can all subscribe at The Traveling Peach.

Monday, February 13, 2012

It was brought to my attention that I've disappeared. Sometimes life has a way of catching up to a person, making time for blogging scarce.
So where did we leave off?
My health.
Well. Turns out, it wasn't allergies but a throat abscess (TMI!!). I feel great now, after completing week 5 of 6 weeks of antibiotics. Once I'm off the meds, the infection may come back, in which case: tonsillectomy. Yikes.
Next up?
I moved to Seattle!
I moved up about two weeks ago after a month at my mom's and have been loving it. I lived here when I was 19 and only left to attend college in state in Oregon. It feels great to be back and I've been having fun getting to know the city again.
More soon. Maybe.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

In which I drastically change my diet

So I've been fighting off sore throats for about two months now and needless to say it is getting old.
I've gone to doctor and they can't seem to figure it out (too much travel, allergies, etc..). I recently had a doctor who, before examining me or taking my medical history, suggested an HIV test. To say I was outraged is an understatement. What type of medical professional casually throws out tests like that without going over a patient's history? She then went on to inquire if I was a drug dealer because of my traveling. Clearly she will be reported, guess that's what you get at a tribal clinic, sadly.
Ok, back to my point.
I think my old food allergies are rearing their ugly head again and so for about two to three weeks I am embarking on a pretty intense elimination diet to try to figure out what's wrong. This means I can't eat:
Wheat, corn, rye, citrus, sugar, additives, dairy, eggs, corn syrup, coffee, tea, alcohol. Honestly, caffeine and citrus are proving to be the most difficult, one day in. Expect updates and wish me luck.