I had a pretty adventurous Wednesday, all things considered! Doctors, vegan food and a surprise visit with a friend! Work, too. Always gets in the way of a good day of doctor hopping. Ha! First up – met with my gastroenterologist at the “Center for Digestive and Liver Disease.” So dramatic.
No, mom…I’m not there for liver issues. My liver handles business just fine 🙂
I walked Dr. Mithani through my life of constant nausea, and between the blog and the stream of doctors I’m just bored with my story. And this isn’t even my major problem! Ack! Describing the symptoms really is a struggle, because feeling crappy is just my normal. I sent a text to my mom wishing she was there, because she has a laundry list – “Don’t forget about XYZ!” And thank goodness, because I would have left something out.
I started life as a projectile vomiter (sorry mom) but have learned to manage pain through diet and just go on about my day. But imagine this, it’s totally not normal to bounce up during dinner to go throw up! Nor is it normal to do it while brushing your teeth. Sheesh. Or when drinking cold water. Or while taking a shower. Some weeks are better than others, but it still kind of sucks, especially when my face gets torn up. Those pics are not blog-worthy. Ouch.
I get to hold off on a scope for now, but I did get to schedule an ultrasound on my gallbladder as well as a gastric emptying study. Doesn’t that sound sexy? I essentially get to eat a radioactive breakfast at 7 am while people study what it does. No shock here if my stomach is defective.
The best part of my day was realizing my friend Rachel works one floor below my gastro! So I sure did get to say hello, have big hugs and some chit chat. And a hot date for tomorrow night to boot 🙂 Can’t wait for the Arts District Wine Stroll! Yay!
So where does the vegan part come in? I was in the neighborhood so thought I would do a drive by on a house or two I’ve seen for sale in Oak Cliff and remembered a rave review on some nachos at a vegan place. Yelp to the rescue – Spiral Diner & Bakery.
See, I may or may not have split some real nachos with girlfriends on Saturday night, and I might have also regretted that choice. Nachos are my favorite, though, so I thought I would give it a shot.
The quinoa is definitely not the same as some shredded chicken or ground beef, but the cheese was good! Guac was outstanding. Honestly, it hit the spot. My throat was a tiny bit unhappy after being poked and prodded this morning, but meh. Nachos. Belly won.
The cheese base is made from cashews, which is great. I’ve sworn off the daiya cheese because it’s all oil and weirdness and just gives me a belly ache. I have one right now, thanks to the portobello quesadillas I ordered to go for dinner tonight:
The kitchen realized right after I took this pic that they gave me the wrong quesadillas, since mine were from the soy free menu, but you get the idea. These tortillas were wheat based with soy in them, and the ones I eventually got were corn, so good catch on their part. No need to gluten myself.
Lovely restaurant with a great staff, and they even sold me a pint of the nacho cheese to go. What I’m going to do with it is beyond me, but I anticipate tacos. Mmm, tacos.
Speaking of soy free menus – check it out! A really nice touch since soy is pretty popular on a vegan diet. Not that I am, but nachos. I’m just here for the faux cheese.