Fingers Crossed


Like anything with me, why I need to now be on a gluten-free diet is a long story—I won’t bore you with details.

But it’s for health reasons. Actually, healthish reasons.

When I learned that this was going to be my new food routine, I felt like someone pulled the rug out from under my feet. I love food! Especially Italian!! But they make gluten-free pasta now, so how bad could it be, I figured.

I remember the first thing I tried was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Big mistake. I had no idea that sandwich bread is the most hated gluten-free food. And no wonder: the texture is so peculiar. Actually it had no texture. Almost like air.

I have been on it for a few months and slowly I’ve gotten used to it. Which is a good thing, because I’m doing a physical therapy trial that requires it. The therapist said most people have a gluten intolerance or sensitivity, but that there’s a test available that tells you for sure if that’s the case. I took the test to see if I’m one of those people, and I’m waiting for the results. If it comes back negative, hello gluten!

Wish me luck!


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