PIZZA PIZZA !!!! 🍕🍕🍕
This visit to Oklahoma I had my FIRST PIZZA in 2.5 years !!! 6 years ago after being diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (IC) I was placed on the IC diet for eliminating all bladder irritating foods. During that time my bladder was so severally damaged by the disease that the acid from eating a couple cherry tomatoes would cause severe pain leaving me in a fetal position. Three & half years after my diagnosis with IC I discovered I had Leaky Gut, severe food sensitivities, candida, & my IBS / Colitis along with my IC were flaring. At that point I went on a very strict diet eliminating ALL foods that my body was unable to absorb & handle. Pretty much I cooked myself chicken, salmon, veggies, & ate one serving of fruit. I had maybe 3 cheat day’s in those 2 & half years.
Following my hydrodistention surgery last October after seeing how well my bladder looked & how much better I was feeling my medical team gave me the approval to try different foods one at a time & see how my body responded. My body responded well.
With my body responding so well I decided to take the plunge & try me some pizza! Though still keeping it custom other to make a pizza that I knew I would love but one I thought my body would be ok with too ☺️
I ordered a custom pizza from @uppercrust_pizza that is gluten free with olive oil, mozzarella cheese, chicken, basil, spinach, & sun dried tomatoes. It was absolutely DELICIOUS!! And my body reacted very well to it!! I didn’t notice any extra inflammation, fatigue, or pain!! This doesn’t mean I’m going to eat off my health restricted diet everyday but it does give me the reassurance that I no longer have to be so damn scared of what I eat & I am well enough to indulge every now & again.
I can’t tell you how psyched I am to be able to eat more freely. Having a very restricted diet for your health is challenging & isolating. So much socializing & life is made around food. It will be nice not to have to think about what I can eat!
See that first bite & my response to eating pizza after so long !!! 😆🤤🍕💯 #pizza