Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gastro Appointment

Today I finally have my gastroenterology appointment at Fletcher Allen in Burlington. I have been waiting for this appointment for MONTHS. It was supposed to be in the first week of March, but then they pushed it back a couple of weeks.

For those of you who don't know I have a lot of stomach problems. In the past 3 years I have developed severe lactose intolerance. I have been diagnosed with terrible acid reflux and I can't eat most foods without getting painful stomach aches. Most mornings after I eat a delicious dinner, I wake up dizzy and nauseous.

I relish the days I used to eat anything at anytime and never feel sick. Now I find myself sticking to my "safe foods" which include apples, apple sauce, grapes, plain air popped popcorn, rice, tea and water. It's boring and I hate it.

To keep my hope alive, or to torture myself, I frequent FoodGawker.com and FindingVegan.com ... they are pretty amazing. You can see my favorites on Food Gawker here. A lot of the times I will comb through these recipe ideas and pull out things I think I would like to try to make, for other people, because I know my stomach could never handle it.

These Coconut Macaroon Nutella Nests will be perfect for me to bring home for Easter... but I can't eat them: I am allergic to Nutella, due to the hazelnuts and dairy ingredients.

There is so much dairy in this sweet treat, so I may also make some Vegan Coconut and Lime Macaroons for myself!

Well I am looking forward to getting some answers soon regarding my tummy problems and I'll keep everyone posted :)

Happy Thursday!!

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