Had an interesting experience this afternoon. First I went to the dentist and had most of the work done to tidy up and repair my teeth. At last I'm not banging and grinding my teeth and chipping off my new fillings because the dentist finally got my bite right. It's a long time since my mouth felt so good.
I was warned to eat only soft food for lunch. I didn't think this through properly. We went to a cafe and John had hamburger and chips. I NEVER have that in a restaurant. I like NICE food. But as I looked down the lunch menu I couldn't see anything I really wanted but I did think the mushroom and bacon fettuccine would do. I ate about 2/3rds of it and was satisfied.
We then went to New World SuperMarket to do our shopping. I hadn't been pushing the trolly around for long when I began to feel very odd, mildly dizzy, vague and blurred sight. It wasn't serious and a couple of hours later felt as good as anything again. I've been 100% wheat and gluten free for only 3 days, or maybe 4, until lunch today.
Did I have some kind of reaction? That's the question. I'm pretty sure that's what it was.
Why do I think of alternative meals after the fact? I could have asked for the hamburger with salad and no fries or bun. It was a proper restaurant and they could have done that for me. I'm not good at asking for special attention when we eat out but I think it's time I stopped being wishy-washy about this.
I wanted to record this experience. Things like this have been going on for a long time but although I take note at the time and wonder I never write anything down so I have no idea if there is a clear pattern.
I'm preparing my mind for a good day tomorrow