I'm hoping that I'm kinda rounding the corner on the starch withdrawal "flu" now and a couple of days after my last post I actually started to feel better. No let up in the pain mind you, but my mood felt better and just kinda overall a little more energy or motivation to do stuff. I will say that now though, when I do take nsaids I can actually feel them work some, whereas before there was no noticeable pain relief. It doesn't last particularly long but it's something.
So, in other not really great news, the garden has about half crapped out this year and I can't say that I really care. We should have lots of corn; it's doing really good. But I can't eat it and Jack wants to go mostly starch-free too, I guess to support and make it easier for me, and to see if he loses any weight! haha! There should also be potatoes if we dig them up but can't eat those either. I guess we'll be giving a lot of stuff away this summer.
Now, the black-eyed peas are also doing great....but I can't eat those either. I am going to put up as much as I can though because Jack can eat those and I might can have a few bites later on. And, my cukes died suddenly along with the zukes. I think squash bugs got them both. So no pickles. However, the okra is doing great (when do es it not?) and I will pickle that at least.. My one little yellow squash plant is chugging along though and we have been getting a few off it. I'm even starting to get a few tomatoes but after some more research decided that I should probably lay off those too, at least for a short while. Along with the eggplant, which I can't grow anyway so, what the hell. These plants are nightshades and many people have adverse, arthritic reactions to those, so I thought I'd give that a whirl too. What the hell.
We should get several watermelons though, which I should be able to eat! and that's a first. I've never done well with melons so I'm looking forward to seeing how they come out. And maybe even a few cantaloupes. The grapes are starting to ripen and they are really yummy and I still get about a handful of tasty raspberries every day, but I don't think they are going to last much longer. They sure are good though. It's still to be seen if we are going to get any figs this year though. So far it's not looking good.
So, some things are improving and some things are still requiring a lot of adjustment to and some things still just remain to be seen. I guess that's life in general. haha!