Monday, September 26, 2011

End of Week One

Well, week one is up for my son.  He says he hasn't had any wheat since last week.  I want to believe him, but you know...he is only 12 and he did spend the weekend away on a camping trip.  I say I will give him the benefit of the doubt.  So far I don't see too many changes in him, but it has only been a week.  Hopefully we see some noticeable changes soon.  He still has a wheat belly and for his sake I hope this helps him.

My husband is currently in the process of passing a kidney stone.  It seems every time he decides to go grain free he gets a stone. We KNOW it is not the diet causing the stone.  Why?  Because he doesn't eat any more meat than he normally does and they are fairly large stones that would take more than 2-3 weeks to get that large.  It makes me wonder if eating better makes his body realize they are 'foreign' substances and therefore wants to expel them A.S.A.P.  I hope this one goes quickly because I hate seeing him in so much pain!  He is reporting a 20% improvement in his hand pain which we think is arthritis.  Some of his other joints are still pretty painful, but he is thinking that he has an injury that just needs to be addressed.

For me?  Thinks are going well.  I will weigh tomorrow and see what the total weight gain is up to this point, 23 weeks 4 days pregnant.  This is a bitter sweet point, baby is moving well which is reassuring, but it was at 24 weeks that we discovered our son, Colm, had passed in my womb.  So, yeah, this is a bit of an emotional time for me.  THe good part is that this baby moves WAY more than Colm ever did and if baby is alive when we hit 'viability' at 24 weeks there is always a chance they could save him/her.

I bought the kids some boxes to pack their lunches.   We don't qualify for 'free lunch' anymore, which I think is really a blessing in disguise.  Hubby is going to adjust his work hours so that he can be home when the older kids get home from school, which will save on after school care.  We can use that money to go towards packing lunch.  Best of both worlds!  Nothing extra out of our pocket and the kids will eat primal at school.  Have you ever really looked at an elementary school lunch menu?  Ugh, just AWFUL all grains and junk food.  Look up your local school district and find the lunch menu, take a gander and be appalled!  Here is an example, totally NOT primal!!!!  So, while we do plan to reapply, for a back-up plan on days we just don't make their lunch, or to even let them pick once in a while a lunch they really like, I am happy to have wrapped my mind around the idea of feeding them from home!


MommaofMany said...

I wanted to share about kidney husband got one. It was SO painful! I had him drink 2 Tbsp of Bragg's raw Apple Cider Vinegar every hour. He chased it with apple juice to kill the taste. He also drank Simply Lemonade between doses. In a few hours, the pain stopped! He continued drinking it and it apparently dissolved the stone, because he never had any more pain and passed nothing. I hope this can help your husband!

Also, I had terrible joint pain in both hands, and my right hip, knees and ankle. It was bad enough that I couldn't hold hands with the children without pain. I added kombucha tea (made at home, easily and inexpensively) to my diet. In a couple of months, the pain went away. I am pain free still, six years later. Twice I have stopped making it (I was busy, I forgot, wahtever the excuse was....)and went without for a couple of weeks. The pain crept back up. I *know* it's the kombucha that keeps it away. Sorry for the book-length comment, but I hope that helps!

Nutmeg1976 said...

Thanks for the info! I will definitely pass it on to my husband, of course he HATES But, the promise of less pain might be a good thing!

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