This summer I got married! : ) I wanted to post about it just because it is one more example of how PKU shouldn’t stop you from doing anything in life.
The Wedding Day
Just to give you an idea of the logistics – I made my milk (formula) just like any other morning (if a bit earlier). I packed it in my cooler and brought it in the car so after the ceremony and some pictures I was able to drink it. As far as food goes, my husband bought me one of my favorite foods for lunch (my family was having pizza) – avocado sushi rolls! My aunt catered the reception and made me a low-protein version of her basil pesto pasta (low-protein pasta with pesto and no pine nuts or cheese). But who eats at their wedding anyway! On our honeymoon I brought my formula and made it every day.
My husband will admit that at first when we were dating and he found out I had PKU, he was a little worried about my ability to cook for our family. But! Not to worry. I have been practicing cooking meat (whether for high school cooking class, my family, or dinner group at college). And I’ll go so far as to say that I’m pretty good at it!
I have (and always have had) every intention of starting a family some day. I understand that I will need to be very strict with my blood levels and be carefully monitored before and during pregnancy. This is why practicing having safe blood levels consistently is so important. But that is not a problem for me at all and I consider it to be totally worth it!
Well, I’m off to make chili and baked potatoes!
Life is good with PKU!