Salads are really bad for my gastrointestinal issues and I try to avoid them but they are all I crave in hot weather. While doing the Ketogenic diet for my Epilepsy, salads have also been a quick, inexpensive, and healrhy option when I need to feel full. So what to do when my insides are tying up in knots but my head feels better?
Many of my old pharma for my stomach and intestines used to make my head worse, and pharma for my head often made my stomach and intestines worse, so it is a trade-off I'm already used to, at least. Of course, the side effects I'm experiencing on Keto plus Medical Marijuana and Music/Art Therapy are nowhere near any of the horrors of a good majority of my prescribed pills, shots, tinctures, and elixirs. (It's been a few weeks since I complained about Belladonna, so why not give it a mention when talking about a photo featuring another nightshade: tomatos!?) To get nothing to bother my digestive system would mean to live entirely on smoothies and even then I still have stomach seizures that kick things into gear, so I do sometimes deal with a bit of pain to just not get bored with smoothies and juices morning, noon, and night. The one thing of daily meds I'm on (to help with Endometriosis and cysts) also makes my digestive disorder very different on top of my body being affected by a really intense gastro drug I was on a few years ago (prompting a lot of our moves and turns to even more natural medicine) so that does make it a challenge. (And I tried taking supplements but TBH that kicked my intestines back into their old super high gear and a fun impromptu hiking trip with a friend turned into an embarrassing nightmare.) We all make trade-offs in our lives, whether we are conscious about them or not. I'm glad I no longer am choosing between living in the bathroom and seizing on the floor like the old days, but I do hope to find a happy medium of what I do still deal with as I continue documenting this journey.
I know life will never be pain free, and it probably shouldn't be for a multitude of deep reasons we don't have room to debate here, but having a lot less pain to deal with would make dealing with the rest much easier.