Great comment in from R today which I thought I would share with you. I recognise what she is saying here and I bet you will too:
Och, it’s all very surreal this experience, don’t you find? Because as long as you avoid everything that triggers pain, you feel ok and can’t really understand how ill you are and how badly damaged your body is!
I find that until I get an accidental poisening again, I always feel a bit like I’m living this weird lifestyle and can’t remember why! An accidental reaction soon points that out again though eh?! Makes the constant deprivation worth it!
That is SO right, isn’t it, and great to hear someone else say it! I sometimes wonder what the heck I am doing, especially when most of the time I feel so well now (little cheer!) and then, bang!, a reaction and I remember. That makes me feel sad again because I remember I am nowhere near out of the woods yet. Thankfully the reactions are becoming much less often and far less severe – and that’s how I tell I am doing the right thing. I pick myself up, recover and carry on.
Do you feel like this?