I lost my best friend today. It has been with me through thick and thin. When I don't know what to do, or I'm tired, or anxious, or depressed, I reach for my best friend.
My best friend is sugar. Usually in the form of chocolate. My doctor ordered me to stop eating sugar completely. It was like a kick in the gut (pardon the pun). And to add insult to injury she also said I can't eat white bread or pasta. Those were my other good friends.
As she put it, it's not a matter of looking pretty anymore, it's a matter of survival. So I am going to take heed.
My Rheumatologist explained that sugar can cause your body to overreact to pain. So even though my Rheumatoid factor was high in my blood work the sugar in my system is probably making me feel more pain than I should, based on the numbers.
So this is an experiment for 2 months to see if I feel better. I also got a steroid shot and she changed my anti-inflammatory medication to Lodine. My body has probably gotten used to the Relafin I've been taking for years.
So that's where I am. If you can sympathize with losing sugar from your life, I could use your encouragement! :)