Friday, May 27, 2011

Sailing, sailing...

On Saturday, August 29, 2009 I wrote about Predictable Unpredictability
I tried quinoa on that day, and the result was violently unpleasant. Well, long time had passed by and since I am almost two years from the surgery I tried that super-grain again. The result was exactly same as in 2009. Very unpleasant. Only after this I did some research and found out that:
Quinoa is a very nutritious grain, and an ideal food as part of a gluten-free diet. It is very popular with celiacs and those with a gluten allergy. However, a small minority of people report becoming sick after eating quinoa, usually after consuming it for some time. This is a real shame, as quinoa is very tasty, extremely nutritious, and easy to cook. It is versatile, and can be used in many ways. The most likely problem is saponin, which protects the plant from insect and fungal attack.
The solution is to wash it, but I am not sure if I will try it again....

My tailbone is healing slowly, I might need another cortisone shot.  I also have some real discomfort around the abdominoplasty scar - even coughing causes sharp pain. I had seen my surgeon and he just told me to be patient and wait few more months... So few steps forward, few steps backward, few sideways, few up and down.
The bariatric bypass second 'surgeversary' is in one month.  I still cannot believe that trip, and how it still continues, hangs over my head, changing my life, and still is not predictable.

1 comment:

  1. I admire the steps that you have taken. The father of my children who is a commercial fisherman has struggled with his weight for years. For the past 20 years he fluctuated from 300 to almost 400. Today he now is 195 almost ready to reach his goal of 185. I am proud of him. He is much happier, our children are much happier that his health has improved. This venture of his all started by watching his blood sugar count. He is use to watching numbers by being the skipper of a commercial fishing boat. The blood sugar count was something he could wrap his head around. Then once he started dropping the weight, he started to walk everyday. Way to go!
    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you today. What a great day! Best
    Christina Hart