This morning I was given a belated Easter gift (pictured above) that, up until a few months ago, I would have been unable to use.
Shortly after I married, I developed a rash on my skin. I tried creams and I changed my soap and shampoo pretty much at the end of every bottle. No one really had an answer as to why I developed an allergy to every soap and lotion I used.
Several years ago, I began to be able to eat onions and spicy food. I thought that my tastes were simply changing as I grew older, but over the past year or so, I began to notice I couldn’t taste much of anything anymore. I was losing my ability to taste, and even some smells I couldn’t smell.
A few years after I began to be able to eat spicy foods, I lost the ability to tolerate dairy. The dairy problems grew progressively worse, going from being able to have a little, to having none at all. Then there were the blood sugar problems and the early onset of hot flashes.
Last November when I took the kids to Carpenteria for the school holiday, I noticed that I had no trouble using the soap in the motel. I decided to go back to my old soap, the soap I’d used when I was first married, and see if I could use it. I had no problem, and haven’t had a problem with any soaps since.
I realized that the timing couldn’t be a coincidence. It had only been late September when, in my realization that my husband couldn’t have cared less if I died or not, I had been able to emotionally break away from him. I know it is directly related, because a lot of other things are going back to normal as well.
When I left Stan in February, I lost the ability to eat spicy food. It honestly is the most awful stuff, just like it used to be. And onions, yuck. This is just like it was before I was married. And this morning I enjoyed coffee in a way I hadn’t in many years, able to taste the coffee and the creamer both. As for the dairy, well, let’s just say I’ve been really enjoying more than my share of ice cream. 🙂
I went to a friend’s house for Easter dinner and was so glad I didn’t have to worry about what they were serving and what I could eat.
This isn’t a fluke. There are several studies that have been done that show that remaining in a bad relationship is worse for your health than being single. But I don’t need to spend your tax dollars to tell you that. However, if you’d like to make any donations of Blue Bunny ice cream, they’d be appreciated. 😀