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Eat what you want!

If there’s one thing that I have learned through being ill its that whatever I eat, ill more than likely end up feeling rubbish after it!

For this reason I spent quite a lot of time avoiding certain foods such as spices, onions and fatty food. It mad2e my life difficult as I wasn’t able to eat out or go round to peoples houses to eat. This was particularly difficult as I go round to my boyfriends house for tea very often and I have to take my own food round to cook.

This became quite embarrassing and has affected my social life quite badly. If any of my friends went out for food and invited me I would always decline because I was so embarrassed. Due to this, a lot of my friends just thought I was being rude and have therefore distanced themselves from me.

One thing that stuck in my mind was something my boyfriend said to me. He said:

Georgia, you may as well eat and eat something you enjoy because you’re just going to feel crap either way so you may as well be healthy and feel like crap rather than in the hospital and feeling like crap!

Since he said this to me and it has been in my head, my mindset on food has changed. Why shouldn’t I be enjoying what I eat? Everyone else does.

Ever since then I decided to start cooking my own meals. I started experimenting to see what foods I enjoy and what I don’t. It’s become a new hobby and something I like doing to relax!

One more positive to this is that my mum and boyfriend enjoy trying out the new food I make. This is something else that makes me feel more positive knowing that they are enjoying something I have made.

Thanks for reading :)!

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12 thoughts on “Eat what you want!

  1. Your comment: ” Ever since then I decided to start cooking my own meals. I started experimenting to see what foods I enjoy and what I don’t. It’s become a new hobby and something I like doing to relax!” And, ” One more positive to this is that my mum and boyfriend enjoy trying out the new food I make. This is something else that makes me feel more positive knowing that they are enjoying something I have made.” Just adorable, romantic bliss is your guy’s reward for looking at an adversity differently. Things really turn around when you start asking different questions. I am happy that you have found this new hobby and has brought you pleasure seeing your mum and man enjoying eating your food. I love stories with happy endings. I know there’s still the original problem, but, I think any ordeal you all will be better positioned to tackle it with a positive mindset. Congrats to, your man, and Mum.

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      1. Welcome. I just posted, actually, a couple hours ago another one of those romance poems. I think I have one that you saw, but I also have an about me page and now another poem. Have you guys done an about me” page?

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      1. Yeah, I’ve seen 4 different gastrointestinal specialists and a liver specialist…they tested me for everything…Lyme, celiac, lupus, allergies, I had a colonoscopy, endoscopy, upper gi, mrcp both with and without contrast, a CT scan and an ultrasound. All they found was a slightly fatty liver but it shouldn’t be causing my issues. I started keeping a list, two actually: foods that make me feel sick and foods that don’t. I keep it next to my kitchen sink. It’s been super helpful!

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      2. I was suffering from so much and had to weed through all the possibilities because the docs said I was just fine…and I knew I wasn’t. I had to be an advocate for myself, and do a lot of research. Bottom line, I have hypersensitive nerve endings and feel things that most people don’t…and pain syndrome. I have to eat and sleep well and exercise…I focus on sleep and mental health which ,are the while eating thing less stressful.

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