We have had no desire for pasta, breads, potatoes or other starches. I continue each day to be amazed at our ability to eat primal and not miss our old life.
Dom does struggle a bit with hunger during the day, and we’re trying to find ways to provide more nutrient dense power packed foods on the go. He gets hungry just about every two hours and he works two jobs currently.
He can’t eat every two hours while at work, that’s the problem. Poor guy! We need to come up with something that won’t melt in his pocket, but that he can have ready to grab and eat while on the job.
I have these horrible (but funny) thoughts of my adorable husband walking through work, minding his own business when a power bar I made for him melts and disintegrates in his pocket, slowly leaking towards the crotch region. His pants would be ruined not to mention looking like he peed his pants.
*chuckling at the thought…okay, I’m laughing!*
Anyway, other than his ravenous appetite due to being so active each day, he’s doing great.
My hives are still present, but definitely less than ever before. I still take Benadryl for the itch, but my hives have been minimal during the day and minimal at night. I think I’m fast approaching the day when I can kiss Benadryl goodbye!
I’m recovering nicely from my cold and although I’m still getting tired at mid-day, my cough is very minimal. I’m trying not to push myself and do too much.
For those of you who may not have known, I used to suffer with alopecia. It has been in remission for three years now, and I’m happy to report that I have NEW normal healthy hair growth. I usually keep my head covered since my hair is so short (I buzzed it all off to get rid of the brown dye) and for the first time in nine years my hair is fuller than ever before. Now, there are areas that will never grow back due to scarring alopecia which leaves permanent hair loss, BUT all the other areas, my hair is growing beautifully.
I had lost all hope that my hair would ever be full again. I accepted that there will be times when I will need to shave my head bald (I love my bald head!) if I come out of remission, but knowing that it CAN grow back again and be full with a beautiful texture is simply thrilling!
My hair changed forever nine years ago when I lost more than 75% of the hair on my head and the hair on my body. I could take a shower, dry off and all the hair would just come off on the towel. As my hair would start to grow in, it would fall out just as quickly. In between massive losses of hair, I also had what’s called Cicatricial Alopecia which scars and causes permanent hair loss. The hair that wasn’t permanently lost, would come back either weakened, brittle, like wire brillo pad, or even feeling like cotton candy. HORRIBLE! I also lost the natural pigment in those areas of loss, with my hair growing back white as snow or see-through.
My first experience with white hair growing back happened when I nearly lost my life to pneumonia the first time (which was also nine years ago). I was in intensive care when Dom watched me fight with all that was in me to live and struggle to breathe while hooked up to a machine. He said he literally saw my hair grow in white as snow. He even commented to me about it while it was happening because it was so weird.
Anyway, from that point on, my hair was never the same…until now! It’s thicker, fuller, and it has actual body to it.
So that’s all I have to report for this week. It’s been a week filled with rest and recuperation, imagining and designing.