Spur of the moment dinner plans for tomorrow with our former across-the-street neighbors. They are bringing lamb and truffle risotto. I'm making salted caramel ice-cream, flourless chocolate cake, asparagus, and roasted beet salad.
Working on this vest for dd2. Something to do.
Otherwise; the stories I could tell. Sometimes, when Im not completely hunkered down getting through this, I have the inclination to come here and say "omg, listen to this!", but then I realize that explaining this experience feels like trying to tell you all something about where I am from one side of a huge abyss, in russian, while you all are on the other side of the abyss thinking "what the hell is she even saying, and why do we care. We're over here". Thankfully I have dh, who literally finds and translates what is happening in my brain from some medical text, and reassures me that it will pass.
Nic - I know anxiety. I know nausea. Too well these days. What about accupuncture/herbs? Not for the celiac per se, but for balance. There are so many systems interacting in any one event, that a celiac flare, or other biochemical reactions can feed others. Here's one example I will share: I have been having waves of grief/fear as I have a wave of being VERY cold. This can last for 20 minutes to several hours. So weird. Havent had a night sweat in awhile, but now am having cold. I know well the connection btwn. hormones and neurotransmitters, and how waves of one impact the other, but heat regulation is also tied in Ive been leaning on accupuncture. The herbs are helpful in the thick of it ...