That's the tricky part sometimes trying to figure out some foods and how long it takes to give you a reaction if it doesn't particularly agree with you. On occasion he will have a coke or pepsi and it doesn't seem to bother him but for the most part I have convinced him "why add more gas" to the situation and it certainly makes sense to him.
The artificial sweeteners I am getting him to taper off also. His favorite food was seafood pasta served Fra Diavlo - spicy - he hasn't had that in over a year. Not sure if that was a big contributor or predecessor as he loved spicy foods before all this happened.
Well as hard as it is to embrace we either "live to eat" or "eat to live" and once you get to be this age and all your life you did what you wanted I guess it's time to pay the price and get more disciplined now. Easier said than done as there is a lot of years of really bad habits to try to undo all at once so it is challenging to say the least.
As of Monday of this past week - this has been one of his better weeks. He has been able to get out more and the pain and discomfort has been minimal. AFter dinner time he needs to rest up the remainder of the night but at least he has been able to get out and do some things.
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