Save the Gallbladder!
So I’m getting my hair cut yesterday and my stylist says, “I think we’ll skip texturing on top today.”
What? She must have sensed my horror because she quickly added, “Maybe we’ll need to do it next time.”
Every haircut I’ve ever had has involved texturizing the hair on top of my head. I have a lot of hair and it tends to weigh itself down if it’s not thinned. I’m absolutely terrible at styling so it’s always been nice to know that while I can’t competently curl or straighten my hair, at least there’s a lot of it.
Until now. And this is just one more thing in a series of things that have been happening lately and I’m starting to think my problems might be related to gluten.
I won’t go into all the hairy details (so to speak), but let’s just say that when I go down the checklist of symptoms for gluten-related problems, either I or someone else around here has it. Tim had his gallbladder taken out a year ago and mine has started acting up recently. It went crazy during our trip to Florida. I thought I was eating really clean (I had salmon twice!) and drinking tons of water and walking a lot, but then I remembered all the pasta and the beignets and the cornbread….
Darn, darn, darn. I’m not organized enough to have a gluten intolerance!
But between my hair and my problematic gallbladder, I need to at least look into this as a possibility. I’ve never been particularly close to my gallbladder, but it’s mine and I don’t want anyone taking it. Plus, I’ve been eyeing Tim warily ever since his mother’s recent triple-bypass. (She pretty much lives on bread.)
So. I’m going to do some more research and get organized. Some of you may remember when we tried some gluten-free strategies with Will a few years ago. The Asperger’s diagnosis didn’t go away as we’d hoped, so we went back to our old ways. Maybe we gave up too easily. (I’m starting to wonder if a lot of what’s called “autism” these days is actually personality. But that’s another story!)
I know a lot of you are dealing with gluten issues, too, so I hope you won’t mind me asking questions and sharing ideas. To be honest, a gluten-free diet can be a really healthy diet, assuming you don’t start inhaling Fritos and ice cream. Which, I’ll admit, is how I’m planning to console myself. For the first week, at least.
Posted: April 3rd, 2014 under Parenting.