I’ve been struggling with headaches for a long time. They have ranged everywhere from annoying to downright painful. I’ve seen a wide variety of doctors and other medical professionals. I’ve had church friends pray for me and I’ve sought a wide variety of advice.

Nothing has seemed to work. I find myself asking if anything will ever work.

The other day I got some tests back and they suggested that I did not get along well with several kinds of foods.

There’s a part of me sitting here, even as I type this, and wondering if this will be the right diagnosis. To be honest I have my doubts. There is another part of me that is sitting here and feeling very weak. Actually I feel pretty dumb. How in the world could I have so many problems with food?

It is making eating out (which I don’t need to do much of) and eating at other places very difficult. My wife is also starting to enjoy this as she gets to find recipes that leave out the necessary foods.

I suppose I can live with that but all of this has me confused.

Will this be the answer?

If this is the answer, will I ever be able to eat those foods again?

What if it’s wrong? Where do we go from here?

For that matter, what impact will those foods have on my body if I keep eating them?

Trying to understand this is starting to intrigue me immensely. Maybe this should be my second (or third or fourth) career. My mind wants to know and there is a lot of stuff out there that only makes things more interesting. The more I find out the more questions are raised.

In a few weeks I will know at least one thing – if the removal of certain foods from my diet works.

I also know that God is still in control and I’m learning to trust him more daily.

More updates will follow…