A Terrible Discovery

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Okay. Those of you who know me well understand my love affair with bread and baked goods. I basically live for them. Like really. Sometimes baking something keeps me from hurting myself. Taking baked goods to my friends and those on my care team makes me feel warm fuzzies.

But tragedy has struck.

I have been having troubles with my bowels for a year or so now. And for the last few months I have developed a lot of gut pain that increases throughout the day. I tried cutting out coffee, then alcohol, then both. My symptoms didn’t really improve physically, but my anxiety did so now coffee and booze are only as a special treat.

Then one day I had tons of carbs. Cereal, sandwich, pasta and bread. That night I was literally in tears with the pain. It felt like barbwire being dragged through my guts. And it slowly dawned on me what the problem was- gluten. Fuck.

I didn’t want to believe it. So I did a few days no gluten as a test.

And I felt better. Double fuck.

Uggggg. What do I do now?!

I see many hours of no-gluten baking research in my future. If anyone has a good recipe please post the link. My fingers are itching to have a wooden spoon in hand.

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