My bladder vs. the diet test

I keep thinking I can “cheat” sometimes with my food sensitivities, like you sometimes do when you are following a diet to lose weight.  But I had another reminder that one, the diet is helping, and two, I can’t cheat.  Sigh.

A few weeks ago I had a major bladder issue again, which I haven’t had in months. I was discouraged because I thought the progress with my bladder was therefore not due to the diet, like I thought, but simply just my MS remitting and now relapsing according to the whims of the disease. And that all this restricting foods was for naught.

I talked to my husband about it and had a little cry. Then suddenly I remembered that I had succumbed to the temptation of ice cream the night before. Ah-ha! Maybe that was why.

It was chocolate brownie ice cream, and of that, I’m sensitive to chocolate, sugar, cream, and wheat (do brownies have wheat?). I continued to have bladder urgencies for over a week after that, but it was the worst that first day. And I’m back to having none now.

So the moral of the story is, “Don’t quit now!”

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