I started this blog in 2010 because of a need to vent about my fibromyalgia and other chronic issues. I continue to blog on health and wellness related issues in hopes I can help just one other person to understand that they aren't alone. I was an RN for 37 years but when I got sick I didn't have a clue about what was going on with me. I still don't at times...I am a work in progress I like to say. What I write about is my personal opinion and probably not backed by medical research.
I saw this on Facebook the other day and thought hmmm...yep that's me and I get so tired of it...
From Fibro TV
I think this applies to anyone with any type of debilitating chronic
disorder. I was so depressed when I had my first major flare up of the
chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia and heard this crap from coworkers,
family, and friends. I went to see my doctor cause I was rapidly
approaching a decision in my life and Dr. Merrill apologized to me
telling me that he and his partners had grievously misdiagnosed me for
over 10 years or better. I had heard him arguing in the hall trying to
get the nurse to come tell me what he had decided to diagnose me with
and then he came in and told me I had CFS, Fibro, and some other
disorders. He told me it was no wonder I was majorly depressed but it
was the disorders causing the depression not the other way around.
Needless to say having a doctor, husband, and family that understand and
support you makes a big difference in life.
Another meme from Fibro Colors....Share them with others...
I have been gluten free for almost 10 months now and it has gotten to the point where my body is telling me when there is hidden gluten in the food I ate...and example was we went out to eat at a Mexican food restaurant the other night and I was assured by the waiter and the manager that the food I was going to order was gluten free (GF). Three hours later I am having abdominal pain, horrible gas, and diarrhea...right it definitely wasn't GF and had more then a little bit of gluten in it. Turns out the I would bet the chips and queso both had flour in them. Some/ most tortilla chips are GF but I always check to make sure.
I had a friend to share a recipe on Facebook last week called the Impossible Pie...it is like a coconut creme pie but more of a egg custard style. These are the last two pieces of the pie I made 4 days ago and I will be serving them up with whipped cream as soon as I post this.
This is an awesomely easy pie to make and if you are a friend on Facebook you have probably seen it making the rounds but I decided to so some changing up to make it GF and here is the recipe for it!!
All the ingredients are mixed together and poured into a pie
tin, but when it cooks it forms its own crust with filling This has a coconut vanilla taste like a coconut cream pie
2 cups milk 1 cup shredded coconut 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup all purpose flour (I used Bob's Red Mill All Purpose GF flour) 8 Tablespoon butter (I used 8 tbls of virgin coconut oil and probably could have used less.) 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Directions Place milk, coconut, eggs, vanilla, flour, butter
and sugar in blender. Mix well. Pour into a greased and floured pie plate. Sprinkle
nutmeg on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Give it a try...usually I make cakes, cookies, pies etc and we freeze them for future use...this didn't make it to the freezer.