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.