My first post! Finally! Even though I was desperate to start this blog and also to start helping and getting to know others suffering from fructose malabsorption, it just didn’t happen earlier. You’re probably asking yourselves, what took me so long? Let me tell you: It’s pretty intimidating to finally get the word out on the interwebz. I guess I just wanted to be prepared.
So here we are. Happy birthday Fructopia!
I’m not necessarily better prepared than I was a few months ago, but I just wanted, no, I needed to start. I was tired of only thinking about this blog. I guess that’s the secret to getting anything done that you are planning to do: You just need to start.
I still remember the day leaving the doctor’s office with an aching stomach, having undergone a two-hour long hydrogen breath test and finally receiving an unfamiliar diagnosis by the name of fructose malabsorption. I left the doctor’s office with more questions than answers, having no idea, what this diagnosis meant. No idea at all. Even a later search on google proved to be tedious and only resulted in tiny bits and pieces of information spread over countless different webpages. Three years have passed and that’s the way things still are. I was lost back then and I was lost for a long time. I had no money to consult a dietician, no one in my community had heard of this deficiency before, even one of my friends who is a doctor hardly had any useful advice to offer me. However, today, I feel much more confident talking about the whole fructose thing. Over time I gathered more and more information and of course experience. The picture is by far not complete, but now I know that fructose malabsorption is not only a 100 piece puzzle, but rather a more elaborate and challenging 1000 piece puzzle.
Fructopia is my playground to report about the daily ups and downs, when suffering from fructose malabsorption. I want to share with you my all time favourite recipes (which I hope will work for you too), product reviews and latest research findings. To some extent I want to become your trusted guide on the daily dos and donts. But above all I want to be positive about fructose malabsorption. I don’t want to whine about not being able to have this food or that food. There is no point wallowing in self-pity, it just makes you feel worse. Instead, I want to tell you about how I make the best of my situation, day by day.
I know it would be presumptuous to say that I want to create more awareness about fructose in general and fructose malabsoption in particular with only this simple blog. I mean who is gonna read the stuff i write about? At most and only if I’m lucky I will have a few readers like myself who also suffer from fructose malabsorption. But maybe together we can make a difference.
Welcome to Fructopia! I’m curious about what lies ahead of us.
Tell me, what lead you here, how did you find your way to Fructopia?