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.