I sit here writing this post from my bed. It’s 9:39pm and I have been in bed since 4:30pm. My tonsils are so big it hurts to swallow and I feel like I have been in a boxing match where I lost, severely.
I used to get sick like this all the time before I was diagnosed with coeliac disease and I am starting this think that my immune system is a wreck again.
Why? Because I have been slack. Many of those out there with coeliac disease will think I am stupid. I am stupid.
You see at my current job we have staff cafe. When I first started the job I contacted the chef and asked him to label what items were gluten free for me. You can pretty much eat three meals a day for free at my staff cafe and since I am trying to save money I want to eat there as much as possible. Labeling the gluten free items lasted a day. So I contacted work again mentioning that it was awesome the day they labeled the gluten free items and could they continue with this. After this email they starting labeling the gluten free items again, for two days.
So what did I do? I just started guessing which items would be gluten free (and as much as possible ate the items that I definitely knew were gluten free based on when they did label them for three days for me). Only once in the last couple of months have I felt really ill after eating so I figured I was guessing right.
It’s not like I was purposely going out and drinking beer and eating glutenous bread so I figured everything was fine.
Now I am not so sure….
As I sit here on my sick bed I am making a pledge to myself. This has to stop. I will no longer disease my body with something that could eventually kill me.
For those non coeliacs around, there’s one outcome I would like you to take from this post….. a little bit will hurt.