Ugh no one wants to hear a doctor say I’m sending you for a covid test but here we are. My husband and I were so sick this week. Low grade fevers, fatigue, congested, sore throats, etc. A doctor decided we checked off all the symptoms of covid so off we went for testing. They sent us to a building I’m another city. When we arrived we had to call before entering. Once inside it was like another world. A table was right at the door so we could sanitize our hands. The building had a desk with people in hazmat suits standing behind it. No furniture. No paintings or posters on the wall. Just a desk, carpet and alien looking people starring at you. They take you in the back and make you stand in a door way marked with an X on the floor. They hand you a swabbed, you stick it in your nose just enough to make you cringe and your eyes water. Spin it in 5 circles and then do the other nostril. As you walk out you feel a burning feeling and you do the walk of shame back to your car. Never did I think I would experience something so odd but we survived. The next day my phone binged with an update to my labs. I was terrified to open it but I was so happy to see the words NEGATIVE. Phew. Breathed a sigh of relief. We were negative and just suffering from the flu. Although the next few days would continue to be miserable, but at least we don’t have covid-19! Now we bomb the house and get rid of the germs!
Now being gluten free is by no means a choice, but rather a necessity to feeling like a human. I am blessed that i do not have celiac disease but my body does not digest gluten well. I love that being gluten free forces us to cook and eat healthier foods. Tonight i really wanted a chicken philly sandwich, but this required me baking my own bread. If i could just eat any “normal” bread, i would just have run to the store and grabbed a loaf. This is what i love/hate. Since i needed gluten free bread, it was off to the kitchen to make some from scratch. It was so warm and delicious and for this i am so thankful i had to bake my own!
The silver lining to this pandemic truly is not having the temptation to eat out. Don’t get me wrong we still get take out from local restaurants, but we really do enjoy cooking together. All our meals that i blog about are gluten free unless i state otherwise. Over 15 years ago i had an allergic reaction to an antibiotic and my small intestine swelled shut. This trauma to my intestine makes it difficult for my body to digest gluten and i feel miserable when i have gluten.
It was FINALLY a beautiful day in northern Ohio! John and i took the girls to the metroparks for a nice 2 mile walk. We could have walked forever but we had other things going on this afternoon. The sun doesn’t come out much these days so we had to make sure we took advantage of it!