Oh….that hurt! I had hoped that, after being on this diet for over a year, my gut could handle just a teeny bit of an illegal. Guess not……
I made a ham for my family. I know that the ham was cured with mainly water and dextrose. Dextrose is simply….a sugar. I have not had any sugar of that type on my system for a year. It doesn’t make sense to me as to how this could affect me, but obviously something did, and I can only point to the ham as being the culprit. I ate quite a bit of the ham, as anyone does on a holiday such as Thanksgiving, and I paid for it later.
An hour or so after dinner, I had some seriously painful gas cramps running through my gut. They weren’t just localized, which is what might normally happen if I accidentally had a small amount of an illegal. No, this was a system-wide pain running the length (it seemed) of my colon and lasting for a decent amount of time. Everything felt tight, and just didn’t feel “right” the rest of the night. The next day I could still feel that something was off. I didn’t have D, but had a lot more BM’s than normal. For me, those are the things that signal my system was not able to handle whatever I put into it.
I thought that maybe, just maybe, I could get away with it. Nope.
This diet….this disease….can be ugly. I’m a little disappointed, simply because this tells me that I really need to be careful, still, and can’t let my guard down.
That ham was really good!!! I guess it was worth it, for that short amount of time, to feel normal again with what I eat. I’d do it again, sure.
But I won’t, and didn’t, eat any of the ham for leftovers. One day of discomfort was enough for me!!! 🙂