Well, I've made a decision. It's day 6 of my flare and despite my positivity and hope for it to be ending- it's not. In fact, today is down right bad.
I have consulted with my 2 mentors! What I have decided is to go back to the true elimination diet...yes, the foods that I said I might not ever eat again! But, I've made an error and I'm obviously eating something that is causing my inflammation. I am back on peaches, sweet potato, carrots & celery. At least until I clear the swelling.
Apparently some of our favorite foods can likely be allergens! For me that could be banana, berries, chicken or potato. I think I was again naive in thinking that a fruit or veg couldn't possibly be bad for you or cause an allergic reaction. It also dawned on me (after a post from Moe) that white potatoes are in the nightshade family and it's well known that nightshade foods are often associated with joint pain. Oops.
So, here's to new beginnings.... again!!
And I'm no longer going to number my days as the title of my posts. I am realizing that this is going to be a long and tedious journey, it could take months or years!