“Does This Mean I Can Eat All of the Chips and Crackers?”

Day 2 of my new gluten free lifestyle is complete! I have decided that I am sick of having to use steroid cream every single day to control my eczema and am going to try cutting out gluten. My little sister who also suffers from eczema has done this and has experienced wonderful results. My mom and another one of my sisters also have a gluten intolerance, so the likelihood that gluten is causing my eczema flare is very high.

This past weekend I developed a gnarly rash on my face that I am pretty sure is a RESULT of the eczema steroids I use. It’s so unfair isn’t it? The one thing that helps my eczema suddenly decides to stop working and actually make it worse. I’m trying to stay positive, but the fact that I want to burst into tears every time I look in the mirror doesn’t help. 

Cutting out gluten won’t be hard for me. I already live a life devoid of eggs, seafood, nuts, and certain preservatives. Why not add gluten to the list?! If nothing else it will be a hell of a diet plan!

When I told Isaac about my decision to go gluten free, I’m not sure how I was expecting him to respond. I thought it would be something along the lines of “are you sure you want to do that? You are already so limited in what you can eat.” Instead he thought for a minute, gave his little devilish grin, and said “does this mean I can eat all of the chips, bread, and crackers in the house? They are all mine?” 

That is what I love about Isaac. He constantly brings humor to situations that are…not humorous. When I am feeling depressed and frustrated by one of my physical/allergy limitations, he always finds a way to bring my anxiety down a level and make me laugh. I think that having someone in your life who can clear the fog and keep you from taking yourself too seriously is invaluable. I am lucky enough to be marrying that person. 

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4 thoughts on ““Does This Mean I Can Eat All of the Chips and Crackers?”

  1. I love this post! Although I don’t love that you now have to go without more food I love that you are marrying someone that makes you so happy. He is a wonderful man and you are an amazing woman and you make the perfect pair!! Good luck with your new diet! My aunt has celiac disease so she may have some good gluten free recipes. Well, I’ll have to dig a bit deeper for “Courtney friendly” meals next time you come over for dinner, don’t worry I love a “challenge”!! Love you!

    • Thanks love! It’s funny because you were one of the first things I thought of when I decided to cut out gluten. I was like “oh no!! Bridget is already so limited when she cooks for me, NOW what is she going to do?!?” hahaha. Man you are going to be an allergy expert chef! You could have your own TV show! 🙂

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