Wednesday, March 1, 2017

76 Things #26: In a Pickle

You know that awful sensation you get when you hear (or perhaps just think about) nails on a chalkboard?

I discussed in the #21 thing how touching certain items sends these uncomfortable shivers throughout my body.

But it's not just through touching - that spine-tingling, hair raising reaction also happens when I eat certain foods.  And unfortunately for me, it covers just about every vegetable I like! 

Here's the current list of foods that are on my no-no list:
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Green Beans
  • Snap Peas
  • Cucumbers 
  • Pickles
There is something about the texture of these veggies that is a catalyst for the dread felt throughout my body.

As I eat these foods, you can actually see the hair standing up on my arms!

I feel compelled to set an example of eating my vegetables for my children, so even when they are served at home, I labor through eating them.  Plus, I really enjoy these veggies and don't want to miss out on their health benefits.

As I do my best to eat my veggies, the wincing and expressions on my face as I try to ward off the impending chill can be theatrical to watch.

Life with MS:  It's a constant game of adjust, adapt and abide.  As a result, there is rarely a dull moment.  Even when you are just trying to enjoy a pickle with your sandwich.

And that is the #26 Thing You Might Not Know About (My) MS.


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