Traveling and Inflammatory Food

I’m traveling to Xi’an for dentist appointment and meeting an old friend. I left the apartment at 5am, I felt tired. When I arrived at the boarding gate, the announcement board have mentioned that it was a last call for my flight πŸ˜†

I landed around 9am. I took an airport bus to go downtown. I arrived at downtown around 11am. I felt super hungry, so I went to Starbucks with assumption they would have salad. The other restaurants around are mostly selling chicken fast food or spicy noodles. I always have problem finding a restaurant where I can eat non inflammatory food when traveling…

Surprisingly Starbucks doesn’t have vegetable salad today. Only sandwiches, cakes, and fruit salad. I will order the fruit salad if it doesn’t have watermelon in it. My stomach doesn’t like watermelon, it always feel upset after I eat it. I just don’t know why. 

I ended up ordering green tea latte and  tuna and egg salad. It’s good πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Green tea latte with cinnamon, it has dairy in it, and its sweet. Anti inflammatory + inflammatory = neutral? Hopefully!!! I feel nervous 😩

Wheat bread + tunas + eggs = mostly inflammatory. My body, please be kind to me this time πŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌπŸ™πŸΌ

I keep doing math when I eat inflammatory food. The idea is to eat more anti inflammatory food when you eat inflammatory food at the same time. It’s experimental, I’m my own lab rat πŸ˜†

Let’s see in few hours what is going to happen 😳



1.5 hours later – my stomach feel gassy, oh… it’s the milk 😩

Day 1 in Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

I arrived at Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) yesterday afternoon. My first impressions were hot and clean. It reminds me to Bangkok, but much cleaner. The traffic was quite bad from the airport to my hotel that located in District 1. So far I like this city.

After I’ve arrived at the hotel, I took a quick shower. Me and husband took a short walk to Bui Vien Street to find something to eat. My husband ordered chicken spring rolls and I ordered local’s stir fried vegetables and pineapple fried rice. It was tasty!

Of course, my best friend, Adenomyosis won’t leave me alone. It gave me cramps that pushed us rushed to our hotel sooner than our plan. When we arrived, I found that my new electric hot water bag didn’t came out with a charger in its packaging. I felt frustrated. 

My husband rushed out to find a hot water bag for me. He came home with this:

If I were in China, I wouldn’t buy this type of hot water bag. It’s low quality, it smelled like burnt plastic when I pour hot water in it. But this is the best my husband could find. He went to 3 three different pharmacies to get this. 

He also bought this:

Paracetamol with codeine? The pharmacy people said should help with the pain. But I’m too scared to experiment with a new medicine when I’m in pain, so I’ll stick with ibuprofen. 

Around 7pm I found that I had my period. Okay, all of the pain made sense now. It came one day earlier than the prediction.

I ate mangoes that I bought from a street vendor for dinner.

Around 9 pm my husband back from dinner and brought me this :

Green juice with ginger in it. I passed out after I drank it. I think it helps with the pain. I only took total 1 ibuprofen yesterday.

It’s hard to travel when you have Adenomyosis. Lots of preparations needed. And when something messed up, you need to be prepare for the worst. I’m grateful to have such a wonderful husband who understands how hard living with Adenomyosis would be. I love him very very much! 😍😍😍

Pain checker – day 1 of this month’s cycle: Cramps and lower back pain (2/10-3/10)

Ibuprofen: 1 x 200mg

I Did It to MyselfΒ 

A little confession…

I drank Starbucks’s green tea latte 4 days ago.

I ate 4 small cubes feta cheese and mushrooms soup which I was pretty sure had dairy in it.

I ate fried rice 2 days ago.

2 days ago, I started feel slight pain on my lower back and lower abdomen. 1 ibuprofen was taken. I was afraid that I couldn’t sleep because of the pain.

Yesterday, I did so many choruses. I was preparing for my trip to Vietnam. The pain came back for visit around 3pm. The temperature was cold and I had to go to a vet. I took 1 ibuprofen.

Now, it’s 3:38am. I’m at Guangzhou airport, heading to Vietnam soon. I’m feeling cramps. I can’t sleep. 

Yes, I did it to myself. I shouldn’t eat any dairy products few days before my predicted period. Last month I did great, no pain at all until the period date. Now I feel scared, what if the pain worsened than last month? I should enjoy my vacation, exploring the city, not laying on the bed in pain. Oh Adenomyosis, when will you leave me alone? 😭