I looked at my breakfast this morning and I exclaimed to Tom (like I'd suddenly remembered), "This is my first meal of 2010! "Carrots, kale and quinoa!" Still pajama-clad, I took a photo of my healthy New Year's dish.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! A new decade, 2010!
I planned on starting a "wider"
macrobiotic recipe blog for 2010. But as fate would have it, I'm unexpectedly doing
the complete opposite — going back to a stricter "healing" diet for
the time being ... pretty simple whole grain, vegetable and bean dishes, but wonderful, nonetheless. Tasty food that I've grown to love for its own unique flavors. (I've just had to readjust my attitude, once again.)
Why am I doing this? As many of you know, I had my third reconstructive surgery (in a year and a half) to my amputated leg in November. That's a lot for one body to take! But because I knew a successful revision was possible, and I want to be able to walk with my prosthetic leg, I was willing to take the risk. Fortunately, the leg surgery (only because of Dr. Janos Ertl) was a success.
The one "glitch" was that my body reacted to the operative antibiotic (a necessary drug when your body is being cut into ... can you say flesh-eating virus?) and then I experienced itching, major hives, throat tightness on-and-off and reacting to other things and foods. So, in addition to taking drugs (during the acute phase) to counteract the reactions, I've decided to eat a very simple diet until my body calms down. I'm doing a bunch of other "lifestyle" things as well, and I'll share what helps for me, in the event that someone else has the same issues going on.
Let's just say that I'm happily, wholeheartedly starting off the New Year with a cleanse. (I want to look at this in a positive light ... in a "what am I learning?" sort of way.) Want to join me?