Sunday was a busy and discombobulated day. Flying may take less actual travel-time than pursuing the same course on the ground, but it's far more upsetting to the routine. Had i driven for the eight or nine hours which that evening's trip monopolized, it would have been a piece of cake (piece of steak?) for me to comply with the Strong Medicine requirements. Three half-pound chunks of meat and three coffees, a quart and a half of water. Done.
Instead, i ended up eating a lot of cheese (for the first time this year), a little shrimp and smoked salmon, melon and nuts, and one glass of red wine for dinner. Since then, not only is Ralph giving me more pain than usual, but my hips and legs in general are aching. And one shoulder. Even my eyes have been dry and itchy (not from the flying -- that's different), which i learned is a common symptom of this sort of food sensitivity. It doesn't look good for casein!
I remember my surprise and delight after a stiffness-free drive of some 12 or more hours, two different days last month. Opposite situation here, and one gets to move around a LOT more in a plane than behind the wheel of a car. My mood, energy and sense of well-being have been disrupted too, though i concede that i had way too little sleep on Sunday night, to blame it ALL on diet.
New dietary conclusion and rule: being freshly self-diagnosed as dairy-sensitive, cheese must be eaten IN EXTREME MODERATION. Butter seems to be fine. Cream definitely requires a careful test period. Ditto for yogurt/kefir.
[sniff, sniff, pout] Dammit, i love cheese....