As a recently diagnosed IBS sufferer, my original idea to start a blog was to share gluten and dairy free recipes (and photos of the attempts), as well as great places to eat out that cater for such needs.
But now I have actually started I feel like it’s going to be so much more! Like the rest of my social media pages and life in general, I think this will soon be filled with photos of countless animals looking adorable, additions to my already bursting wardrobe, my declarations of love for Guy Martin, London, photography, the countryside and of course… life, trials and dramas of a vet student!
I was diagnosed with IBS in May of this year, during my summer exams after months of feeling unwell. This had a knock on effect on my exams I was taking at the time, but more on that later. I was previously told that I was intolerant to gluten and just stressed, so set off in search of good gluten free restaurants and recipes. I struggled to find affordable recipes and ingredients being a student, so stuck with the same sorts of meals that I knew were safe. I was then told to cut out dairy as well and became vegan. My poor health continued so I returned to the doctors and they eventually told me I have IBS. Much drama continued and I now have medication to help with my symptoms (so I can now occasionally have cake… which is AMAZING, and cheese!) But when I can, I try not to include dairy or gluten in my diet. But I can think of many excuses for cake!
So expect recipe failures and waffling about good places to eat. As well as all the dramas life throws at me!
If anyone has any recommendations for restaurants, tea rooms, cafes or recipes please let me know!