Well, here we are with another month gone and time for my monthly update.
If you recall from last time, I had just come down with a virus and the first 9 day scuppered my lovely low score. Sadly, I had another 9 day on 1st of September, then the 4, 4, 3, 2, 1 and back to 0.5 by the 7th of the month
NB: Symptom scale is 10= really bad, 0= gone.
Following that first week, had various reactions as attempted new things. Radishes or white wine vinegar (not sure which) caused aching all night, albeit mild at 1-1.5 for two days. Few days OK, went to Devon for a few days, got a migraine whilst driving down there, pretty severe – 6, 4 and 1. No idea what caused that at all.
Seven whole days of 0-0.5 after that, even including an overnight stay at at a hotel for a family do – I took my own 3 course meal and people were jealous because mine looked rather yummy though I say it myself. I made my first ever smoked salmon terrine and it looked rather impressive!
Bloated four days (mild at 1) after some scallops that had paper on the bottom of the tray I bought them in – I normally buy them unpackaged but ‘treated’ myself to some I saw on offer in Tesco. Some treat.
Finished the month with several 0.5 days.
So, overall score a disappointing and huge 49!
Biggest I’ve had for ages. However, if you take the virus out, which added 22, it would have been my lowest score ever of 27!!!
So, a quick recap of this years’ scores so far (minus virus – is that fair?). Start at 200+ two years ago:
- Jan 64.5
- Feb 56.5
- March 51.5
- April 57.5
- May 55
- June 29
- July 35
- August 28.5
- Sep 27
Yes, I was wondering that, too: what did I change in June? Stopped the green tea!
I have noticed too that I am including period pain and issues within these scores now where I never used to. I have PCOS – I think this is linked to the gluten sensitivity as an auto-immune attack on the ovaries (pure conjecture but makes sense to me) – so I think I will keep including it and also who the heck knows what’s down to hormones and what isn’t? I flippin’ don’t, although I’m sure P would have a comment or two on that…
Onward. How are you doing? Let us know. Have you started scoring yourself yet? It really does help to see it.