Back in 2016 I had given myself the deadline to either finish the “quitting smoking” book or get an agent. I did not meet the requirements of my deadline. After 7 years of working on it, I was done. I had to move on. I wanted to indulge myself in a new project. Namely, why does food affect my geographic tongue and give me migraines? During a session with my Nutritionist, in trying to figure this out I blurted, “I want to get 100 people in a room. I want to get 100 peop
Hello everyone! I’ve been busy! I’ve created a special space just for Geographical Oddity. This space is reserved for people with Geographic Tongues and parents that have children with Geographic Tongue. I’m so excited! Once we get together posting our experiences, asking each other questions, taking each others polls, who knows what we will come up with. So of course, any medical professional who is curious about what we are doing is always welcome.
To be in total awe of your body is wonderful. I knew that the body is an exquisite machine but I had never known that with my body. Never. Now that I have experienced the efficient machine God intended, I don’t want to let that go. This efficient machine is not just meant for other people; it’s mine too. I want to keep it. I don’t want to lose it. And then, I get a pissed when I think of all the years that I was robbed of it. I could cry.
There are consequences when&
Sometimes it’s easier to list what I can eat.
Breakfast: Gluten Free Toast Eggs
My other meals are made up of the same things made one way or another. Usually in salad form or layered in buttered toast, meat that is shredded or ground, then drizzled in oil, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
Oils Olive Oil for meats. Coconut Oil for what vegetables I can eat. Butter
Seasonings Olive Oil Pink Himalayan Salt Pepp
I stare at my feet all the time. I always thought that my feet were mostly ok, except for a couple of weird little toes. I have my mom’s feet so they were FAMILIAR. Now, since I’ve been deflating as I fight inflammation, I’ve been staring at my feet.
What am I thinking when I stare at my feet? That they are mine yet, not. mine. They are unfamiliar with all their skinny and slender parts. Mostly I get mad at a lot of things. Today, I will focus on the marketing for body ima
For the first time in my life, I got fired.
I’m not reacting like I thought I would. Most of the evening I’ve been shivering like the after effects of an adrenaline rush. Every once in a while I have to shake off the shock, you know because it’s awkward sitting there and letting the situation of we’ve decided to let you go play out. I came home to a caring husband; I had a couple of beers with some girlfriends, and I had some laughs with my sisters over a group video
Okay, big changes have been happening. For one: I got a new job. Both better hours and better pay. Plus I only work with three people and we all get along. …so far, we’ll see how everybody fares the increase in summer business. For two: I think my gastroenterologist and I have done what we can with the gut so now I am seeing someone in integrative medicine. This doctor works with a health coach and does acupuncture. Now I feel that my actions and reactions
I’m not posting pictures of any of this stuff because its gross. If you want pictures you can google lymph nodes and hit images. I recommend you do so for your own health investigation.
So a lymph node is part of your filter system. Your body has a lot of them. It is a huge veiny system of filters shaped like pearls, or nodes. My description here is more for locating where they are at rather than how they actually connect. For that you can refer to those Google Image
Here I am, another morning hunched at the desktop, working through a migraine quality headache. I don’t think it is a true migraine because that has something to do with arteries. I’m sure this is lymph nodes. If the pain isn’t equaled to a migraine, it’s right below it and I always function though it with a heavy head.
This is such a waste of a day off, but I’m glad I don’t have to go into work like this. I get too many migraine quality headaches to call in sick, so I just
So after two years of not having insurance, I finally get this really awesome policy from my new job and I went and saw an allergist. I had already been gluten free for most of the year. She told me that I don’t have any allergies. So then I made an appointment with a Gastroenterologist.
He put me on the FODMAP diet. FODMAP is an acronym for Fructans, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols. In short; they are short-chain carbohydrate