One week

That's how long I have to go without dairy.

Not because I really want to, or because it's some sort of bizarre challenge... but my stomach has been bothering me for the past month or so, and the nurses at the Health Centre have decided that based on my family history, this was the best place to start.

Oh wait. I don't HAVE any family history of lactose intolerance.

But apparently that doesn't matter.

So I'm on a dairy-free diet right now. And it kind of sucks. Granted, I only started it at about 2pm... so it's been 5 hours, and I've not eaten anything since then... but just the IDEA of no milk, no ice cream, NO CHEESE (?!?!) is causing some deep dispair.

But honestly, with the exception of the cheese part... (and if it were long term, the ice cream part too - - I do love me some Scotsburn Peanut Butter Fudge Crunch) I don't think it will be TOO hard. But then I've never really had to exclude a food group before.

And if it saves me the pain, anguish and sick days... then bring it on.


Robyn November 19, 2008 at 8:53 PM  

haha, my doctor was convinced i was allergic to dairy when i was in the 7th grade.... didn't matter that i went off dairy for a few weeks and didn't feel any different, and that I tested negative for an allergy....

granted, this is the same doctor who sent me to an asthma specialist, who promptly sent me home because i had the best lung capacity of anyone my size that he'd met.

doctors are wrong a lot of the time... you'll get your cheese soon!

Anonymous November 20, 2008 at 2:52 PM  

Think about it Jackie.. there are worst things to be allergic too...I am allergic to gluten. I can't eat anything with it in it and I can't even use the same butter dish as someone who has buttered toast out of that same dish.
At least with dariy you can buy these lacteze (spelling?) pills that allow you to eat dairy products for certain periods of tiem.

Jackie S. Quire November 20, 2008 at 3:04 PM  

I once dated a guy who was siliac, and I remember all the hassle he had to go through.

So you're right, dairy is hardly the worst thing to be intolerant of... and is quite manageable.

I just like to whine :P